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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162589
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Donation Consent Rates in the Emergency Department
Abstract:
Improving Donation Consent Rates in the Emergency Department
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1996
Author:Wright, Jerry, RN, BSN, CPTC
The success of transplantation as the treatment of choice for end stage organ failure is limited primarily by the relatively low number of organ and tissue donors. The intent of this project was to determine if increased cooperation between Emergency Department (ED) nurses and organ procurement staff would result in higher consent rates than previously experienced in the ED.

The following steps were used to implement this project: (1) review of the consent request process; (2) discussion with ED nurses to determine what would constitute an ideal process for requesting consent; (3) development of written guidelines outlining specifically how to request consent; (4) education of all ED, chaplaincy, nursing supervisors and organ procurement staff regarding the changes in the request process; (5) implementing the new process for a six month period; (6) monthly chart reviews to determine if there were deviations from the new process; (7) comparing the consent rate during the six month trial period to the previous six month period.

Effects of this project include: (1) a 10-15% increase in ED consent rates; (2) a more consistent and organized system of discussing donation with families; (3) increased ownership of the process for ED nurses; (4) ensuring that 100% of families experiencing the death of a loved one were given the opportunity to make a decision regarding donation.

Recommendations for clinical practice include: (1) critical examination of the consent process; (2) development of specific guidelines regarding how the option of donation should be offered to families; (3) ensure that all families are allowed to make an informed decision; (4) seeking the guidance of the deceasedÆs primary nurse prior to offering the option of donation; (5) ongoing review of the consent request process; (6) maintain ongoing communication between organ procurement staff and ED nurses. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Donation Consent Rates in the Emergency Departmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162589-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Improving Donation Consent Rates in the Emergency Department</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1996</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wright, Jerry, RN, BSN, CPTC</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">res@ena.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The success of transplantation as the treatment of choice for end stage organ failure is limited primarily by the relatively low number of organ and tissue donors. The intent of this project was to determine if increased cooperation between Emergency Department (ED) nurses and organ procurement staff would result in higher consent rates than previously experienced in the ED.<br/><br/>The following steps were used to implement this project: (1) review of the consent request process; (2) discussion with ED nurses to determine what would constitute an ideal process for requesting consent; (3) development of written guidelines outlining specifically how to request consent; (4) education of all ED, chaplaincy, nursing supervisors and organ procurement staff regarding the changes in the request process; (5) implementing the new process for a six month period; (6) monthly chart reviews to determine if there were deviations from the new process; (7) comparing the consent rate during the six month trial period to the previous six month period.<br/><br/>Effects of this project include: (1) a 10-15% increase in ED consent rates; (2) a more consistent and organized system of discussing donation with families; (3) increased ownership of the process for ED nurses; (4) ensuring that 100% of families experiencing the death of a loved one were given the opportunity to make a decision regarding donation.<br/><br/>Recommendations for clinical practice include: (1) critical examination of the consent process; (2) development of specific guidelines regarding how the option of donation should be offered to families; (3) ensure that all families are allowed to make an informed decision; (4) seeking the guidance of the deceased&AElig;s primary nurse prior to offering the option of donation; (5) ongoing review of the consent request process; (6) maintain ongoing communication between organ procurement staff and ED nurses. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:30:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:30:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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