Clinicians Saving Lives: A Comprehensive Program to Improve Organ Donation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308350
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Clinicians Saving Lives: A Comprehensive Program to Improve Organ Donation
Author(s):
Battista, Alice; Boudreaux, Samantha R; Hebert, Cullen A; Walton, Kathy D; Ford, Deborah H.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Alice Battista, MSN, RN, alice.battista@ololrmc.com; Samantha R Boudreaux, RN; Cullen A Hebert, MD FACP, FCCP; Kathy D Walton, RN, BSN; Deborah H. Ford, MSN, RN
Abstract:
In 2003, the United States Department of Health and Human Services developed the Gift of Life Donation Initiative challenging hospitals to achieve at least a 75% organ donation conversion rate.  To support hospitals The Joint Commission identified best organ donation practices from six top performing facilities.  Our Lady of the Lake RMC partnered with Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) to adopt these best practices, but consistently fell short of the goal. Recognizing the significant impact we could have on the lives of the over 110,000 individuals across our nation awaiting lifesaving organ transplants, a “LOPA Workgroup” was assembled June 2010 when our conversion rate was 55%.

Early in our journey our nurses became engaged and empowered and started identifying innovative strategies to raise awareness and understanding of organ donation.  Over the past three years more than 15 innovations were implemented. During a recent staff survey the following innovations were identified as having the greatest impact on the improving organizational culture: 1) Donor/recipient wall updated annually 2) Recipient information flyers for staff 3)  Donor family/ recipient rounding on units 4) Gift of life service/ butterfly release annually 5) Flying donate life flag to honor every donor.  

As a result of our efforts our conversion rate increased to 92% in 2011 with 30 organ donors saving 107 lives.  In 2012, our conversion rate was 91%: 33 organ donors saved 93 lives and YTD our conversion rate is 94% with 15 donors saving 42 lives.   As important, we saw a transformation in the way our nurses viewed organ donation.  Our nurses now appreciate that when they cannot save the life of the patient they are caring for, they can save the lives of those awaiting organ donations.  Our clinicians are now saving lives by transforming end of life to the gift of life.

Keywords:
organ donation; end of life
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleClinicians Saving Lives: A Comprehensive Program to Improve Organ Donationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBattista, Aliceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoudreaux, Samantha Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorHebert, Cullen Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWalton, Kathy Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorFord, Deborah H.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsAlice Battista, MSN, RN, alice.battista@ololrmc.com; Samantha R Boudreaux, RN; Cullen A Hebert, MD FACP, FCCP; Kathy D Walton, RN, BSN; Deborah H. Ford, MSN, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308350-
dc.description.abstractIn 2003, the United States Department of Health and Human Services developed the Gift of Life Donation Initiative challenging hospitals to achieve at least a 75% organ donation conversion rate.  To support hospitals The Joint Commission identified best organ donation practices from six top performing facilities.  Our Lady of the Lake RMC partnered with Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) to adopt these best practices, but consistently fell short of the goal. Recognizing the significant impact we could have on the lives of the over 110,000 individuals across our nation awaiting lifesaving organ transplants, a “LOPA Workgroup” was assembled June 2010 when our conversion rate was 55%. <p>Early in our journey our nurses became engaged and empowered and started identifying innovative strategies to raise awareness and understanding of organ donation.  Over the past three years more than 15 innovations were implemented. During a recent staff survey the following innovations were identified as having the greatest impact on the improving organizational culture: 1) Donor/recipient wall updated annually 2) Recipient information flyers for staff 3)  Donor family/ recipient rounding on units 4) Gift of life service/ butterfly release annually 5) Flying donate life flag to honor every donor.   <p>As a result of our efforts our conversion rate increased to 92% in 2011 with 30 organ donors saving 107 lives.  In 2012, our conversion rate was 91%: 33 organ donors saved 93 lives and YTD our conversion rate is 94% with 15 donors saving 42 lives.   As important, we saw a transformation in the way our nurses viewed organ donation.  Our nurses now appreciate that when they cannot save the life of the patient they are caring for, they can save the lives of those awaiting organ donations.  Our clinicians are now saving lives by transforming end of life to the gift of life.en_GB
dc.subjectorgan donationen_GB
dc.subjectend of lifeen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:11Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:11Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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