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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182242
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Don't Bury It, Recycle It
Author(s):
Hall, Sandi
Author Details:
Sandi Hall, RN, BSN, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, email: sahall@wfubmc.edu
Abstract:
In the United States, over 100,000 people depend on someone else to help sustain their life. A scarcity of organ donors (Medical Center conversion rate 34%) created a need to increase awareness and to foster a culture that embraces the gift of life and view the option of donation as normal end of life care. A multidisciplinary team was formed to identify areas of opportunity for process improvements. Accomplishments include the development of new policies and order sets, monthly education with medical professionals and an annual competency for nursing staff, an innovative way to perfuse organs of a donation after cardiac death patient (EISOR), the creation of a web page for Medical Center employees to access for donation information/resources, media events highlighting the Medical Centers commitment to people on the waiting list, the establishment of a memorial (Tree of Life) to acknowledge the patients and their families who gave the ultimate gift of life and community events like the annual Donate Life Walk. Efforts have been rewarded. The Medical Center has been the recipient of the Department of Health and Human Services Medal of Honor three times, given for a conversion rate (eligible donors converting to actual donors) of 75% or greater for 12 consecutive months. Participation in the Donate Life Walk has increased every year. 100% of possible donors have been referred. Most of all, organ donation has become a normal part of the end of life discussion for appropriate patients.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDon't Bury It, Recycle Iten_GB
dc.contributor.authorHall, Sandien_US
dc.author.detailsSandi Hall, RN, BSN, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, email: sahall@wfubmc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182242-
dc.description.abstractIn the United States, over 100,000 people depend on someone else to help sustain their life. A scarcity of organ donors (Medical Center conversion rate 34%) created a need to increase awareness and to foster a culture that embraces the gift of life and view the option of donation as normal end of life care. A multidisciplinary team was formed to identify areas of opportunity for process improvements. Accomplishments include the development of new policies and order sets, monthly education with medical professionals and an annual competency for nursing staff, an innovative way to perfuse organs of a donation after cardiac death patient (EISOR), the creation of a web page for Medical Center employees to access for donation information/resources, media events highlighting the Medical Centers commitment to people on the waiting list, the establishment of a memorial (Tree of Life) to acknowledge the patients and their families who gave the ultimate gift of life and community events like the annual Donate Life Walk. Efforts have been rewarded. The Medical Center has been the recipient of the Department of Health and Human Services Medal of Honor three times, given for a conversion rate (eligible donors converting to actual donors) of 75% or greater for 12 consecutive months. Participation in the Donate Life Walk has increased every year. 100% of possible donors have been referred. Most of all, organ donation has become a normal part of the end of life discussion for appropriate patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:15:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:15:27Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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