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SRTR to Host Webinar on New Website and Tiered Outcome Assessments

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) plans to host an informational webinar about the new SRTR website and tiered outcome assessment systems. SRTR's goals are to describe the motivation behind the changes, compare and contrast the 3-tier and 5-tier outcome assessment methodologies, and address common questions about the two systems. Information will be provided as to how interested parties may submit feedback regarding the website and outcome assessment systems. Space is limited, pre-register for the event today!

 

Date:   April 19, 2017
Time:   1:00 - 2:00 pm CST
Link:   https://goo.gl/Hxyr2C 


Summary

In December 2016, SRTR replaced the 3-tier public rating assessment of transplant program performance on its website with a 5-tier assessment, with the goal of improving the usefulness of outcome information for transplant patients. In response to feedback received from members of the transplant community regarding the lack of adequate time to review the new 5-tier rating system prior to implementation, the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requested that SRTR transfer the 5-tier rating to an alternate, publicly available beta site to undergo further review and identification of areas for improvement.

HRSA and SRTR remain committed to seeking and incorporating input from all stakeholders, especially patients, so we can continually improve the SRTR website and make outcome information more transparent and understandable for patients and their caregivers. Your comments and feedback about the 5-tier system on the beta site and/or the 3-tier system are welcome, and may be submitted to SRTR by contacting us.

About SRTR

SRTR is operated under the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation by its Chronic Disease Research Group division. It's responsible for providing statistical and other analytic support to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) for purposes that include the formulation and evaluation of organ allocation and other OPTN policies. SRTR seeks to provide information that is accurate, clear, and timely for use by the public, the Department of Health and Human Services, OPTN, transplant programs, organ procurement organizations, transplant candidates, transplant recipients, living donors, and donor families.

4-10-2017

 

 

 

 

UNOS

The Heart of the Matter - An Ethics Series by UNOS: Ethical Allocation

Recording
Approximately 22 minutes

Summary

Determining who should get an organ is fraught with ethical dilemmas. In this recording, we discuss how decisions about allocation work to strike the balance between individual needs and common good. While considering age, status, geography and other consideration, allocation must also consider equity, fairness, beneficence and non-maleficence.

Intended Audience

OPOs executive directors
Hospital ethics committees
Donor champions
Social Workers
Administrators
Donor Advocates
Clergy
Dialysis centers


Objectives:

  • Describe how ethical principles affect organ allocation
  • Apply ethical principles to a scenario

Recording

A recording is now available on UNOS Connect, the new learning management system (LMS). Locate "The Heart of the Matter - An Ethics Series by UNOS: Ethical Allocation" in the UNOS Connect course catalog Ethics category. Register for the course and click Entrance Survey to begin.
This recording lasts approximately 22 minutes.

Continuing Education Information

As a designated Approved Provider by ABTC, UNOS will grant 0.5 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTC).

Once you pass the assessment and complete the exit survey, your certificate will be available on your transcript.

You must pass the assessment in order to receive a certificate. To pass, you can answer only one question incorrectly. You may take the quiz as many as three times.

Questions

Please contact:

  • UNOS Instructional Innovations at education@unos.org, for instructional questions.
  • Regional Administrator, at (804) 782-4800, for policy questions.

Interested in additional instrucitonal offerings?

Please visit UNOS Connect for more offerings.

3-14-2017

 

 

 

 

UNOS

Communicating with Patients: Breaking the Barriers of Patient Education

Recording
Approximately 13 minutes

Summary

This course was originally intended to be part of the UNOS Primer 2016 as a session entitled "Communicating with Patients: Breaking the Barriers of Patient Education". This recording addresses how staff can communicate effectively with patients to help ensure they understand their medical care options and aftercare requirements.

Intended Audience

Transplant hospitals and OPOs


Objectives:

  • Identify effective teaching for individualized patient education
  • Identify methods for overcoming common barriers to effective patient education

Recording

A recording is now available on UNOS Connect, the new learning management system (LMS). Locate "Communicating with Patients: Breaking the Barriers of Patient Education: in the UNOS Connect course catalog Quality/Effective Practices category. Register for the course and click Entrance Survey to begin.
This recording lasts approximately 13 minutes.

Continuing Education Information

As a designated Approved Provider by ABTC, UNOS will grant 0.25 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTC).

Questions

Please contact:

  • UNOS Instructional Innovations at education@unos.org, for instructional questions.
  • Regional Administrator, at (804) 782-4800, for policy questions.

Interested in additional instrsucitonal offerings?

Please visit UNOS Connect for more offerings.

 

3-6-2017

 

 

 

UNOS

Ethics of Increased Risk: The Heart of the Matter - An Ethics Series by UNOS

Recording
Approximately 60 minutes

Summary

Increased risk transplants provide unique ethical considerations that the donation team needs to keep in mind. In this educational offering, we will explore how increased risk donation affects how much candidates should be told about donor history and the challenges medical personnel face when donors have HIV, Hepatitis, cancer or other illnesses. We will also discuss how increased risks to the recipient shape the ethics around transplant, and how high risk history plays into donation and listing practices.

Intended Audience

OPOs executive directors
Hospital ethics committees
Donor champions
ILDA
Social Workers
Administrators
Donor Advocates
Clergy
Dialysis centers


Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of how increased risk affects the transplant process
  • Apply ethical principles to a scenario

Recording

A recording is now available on UNOS Connect, the new learning management system (LMS). Locate "Recording Available: Ethics of Increased Risk: The Heart of the Matter - An Ethics Series by UNOS" in the UNOS Connect course catalog Ethics category. Register for the course and click Entrance Survey to begin.
This recording lasts approximately 60 minutes.

Continuing Education Information

As a designated Approved Provider by ABTC, UNOS will grant 1.0 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTC).

Once you pass the assessment and complete the exit survey, your certificate will be available on your transcript.

You must pass the assessment in order to receive a certificate. To pass, you can answer only one question incorrectly. If you should fail, you will need to re-register for the course and complete the assessment again. The results of both attempts will remain on your transcript.

Questions

Please contact:

  • UNOS Instructional Innovations at education@unos.org, for instructional questions.
  • Regional Administrator, at (804) 782-4800, for policy questions.

Interested in additional instrucitonal offerings?

Please visit UNOS Connect for more offerings.

 

3-6-2017