What Happens in the OR Shouldn't Stay in the OR



What Happens in the OR Shouldn’t Stay in the OR: Sharing Best Practices Before, During and After an Organ Recovery


Tuesday, August 8, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern Time  


Michelle Reef - Moderator
Regional Manager of Hospital Development,
Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
Itasca, IL

Kathi Steele, RN, MHSA, CNOR, CSSM - Speaker
Manager, Perioperative Education & Surgical Preadmissions Center
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Peoria, IL

Kit Soper, RN, MSN - Speaker
Nurse Manager of Adult Critical Care
Mercyhealth Hospital Rockton Avenue 
Rockford, IL

Jennifer Jalbert, BSN, CNOR - Speaker
Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network OR Liaison
Mercyhealth Hospital Rockton Avenue

Rockford, IL


Each step leading up to bringing a donor patient to surgery for an organ recovery is crucial and every detail must be well planned. Strong communication and efficient processes play a major role in ensuring a successful procurement. During this webinar, speakers will give you an inside look at how they have closed the gaps during organ recovery cases from the time organ authorization is obtain all the way through the completion of the recovery process.

Target Audience:  

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the webinar the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the impact the recovery process has on the donor family and for transplant recipient outcomes
  • Summarize the importance of the handoff process between critical care and surgery
  • Identify tools and resources to improve the organ recovery process
  • Explain the importance of an efficient organ recovery process

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