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2018 Transplant QIA LAN Archive


October 16, 2018
Kidney transplantation and roles of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) | View Recording

Presenter: David Klassen, MD

Biography: Dr. Klassen is the chief medical officer for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) in Richmond, Virginia.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Provide overview of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and allocation of deceased donor kidneys.
  • Outline living donor kidney transplantation options.
  • Identify general criteria for kidney candidate evaluation and acceptance.
  • Share informational resources available from UNOS.

August 21, 2018
Kidney Transplant Workup | View Recording

Presenter: Amy Schurke, RN, BSN, CCTC

Biography: Ms. Schurke is a pre-transplant coordinator at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Identify patient referral process.
  • Define first initial phone contact with a patient.
  • Outline transplant workup process.
  • Highlight importance of care partner support.
  • Discuss transplant recipient expectations throughout workup and once listed.
  • Identify barriers/hurdles patients may have prior to starting transplant process.
  • Discuss listing process, barriers, and requirements.

June 19, 2018
Transplant from the Clinic's Perspective | View Recording

Presenter: Kay Kerby, LCSW

Biography: Ms. Kerby is a clinical social worker at Dialysis Clinic, Inc. in Nashville, Tennessee.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Learn importance of regularly monitoring patients and their transplant status.
  • Identify barriers to transplant.
  • Understand the importance of utilization and coordination with the interdisciplinary team and community resources to facilitate a successful transplant process.

April 17, 2018
Patients Helping Patients Navigate the Seven Steps to Wait Listing | View Recording

Presenters: Anne Huml, MD, Sarah Cox, MSW, LISW, and Kate Greenway, BS

Biographies: Dr. Huml is a practicing nephrologist at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She also serves as a researcher at Case Western Reserve University's Center for Reducing Health Disparity in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ms. Cox is a social worker at DaVita in Columbus, Ohio. 

Ms. Greenway is a patient navigator in Columbus, Ohio.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Discuss how the mechanisms of transplant (seven steps toward transplant waitlist) were identified and the common barriers encountered at each step.
  • Describe the role of a patient navigator and how this model can be used to create peer-to-peer patient engagement activities to assist patients in working through the process for transplant waitlist.
  • List interventions to overcome barriers with a peer-to-peer approach or hemodialysis unit assistance.
  • Discuss the value added in utilizing a patient to help other patients in getting on the waitlist.

February 20, 2018
Creating a Successful Transplant Outreach Program | View Recording

Presenter: Christina Psathas, MA

Biography: Ms. Psathas is the transplant outreach coordinator for the renal and pancreas transplant division at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Describe the transplant center's approach to increase patient and staff engagement in the kidney transplant process.
  • Identify the key responsibilities of a transplant surgeon designee.
  • Discuss the evolution of the transplant surgeon designee program created and developed by Saint Barnabas Medical Center.