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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.