Education

Education and Clinical Tools for the Independent Living Donor Advocate

This nine-part webinar series is targeted to Independent Living Donor Advocates (ILDAs) and transplant managers, but many transplant professionals will find this information valuable given the documented differences in practice, confusion about regulatory requirements, and dearth of available training materials.

Is this Series for Me?

  • Beginner and novice ILDAs of any discipline including nurses, social workers, physicians, chaplains, and outside consultants and lay volunteers
  • Seasoned ILDAs
  • Transplant managers

What Will I Learn?
By participating in this webinar series, you will be able to:

  • Understand the ILDA role and regulatory requirements
  • Build a bedrock of knowledge about transplantation, living donation, and the surrounding ethics
  • Describe the specifics of ILDA role implementation and compliance
  •  Assess the challenges of donor care

How Do I Register?
AST members and their ILDAs can participate free of charge by registering for the series through the AST member’s account. Non-members of AST can purchase access to all nine webinars for just $200 (less than $25 per webinar). Registration includes access to the live webinars as well as the archived content after each webinar, so you can register at any time, even if some webinars have already taken place.

If you are a transplant professional without a doctoral degree, you can join AST as a member for only $90 annually. This may be of interest as a way to access the webinars as part of your AST member benefits. See if you are eligible to join AST here.

During the checkout process, the fee is removed when you log in with an AST member username and password. Non-members will create a new account during checkout, and pay the fee.

Register for the Full Series Here

Is there continuing education credit available?
There is not continuing education credit available for this webinar.

Is there a certificate of participation?
Participants are able to print a certificate of completion at the conclusion of each webinar to provide to their employers. The certificate is only available to the individual who originally registered for the series, because the certificate requires completion of an evaluation and post-test, which are tied to an individual person's account. If you require a certificate, you must register yourself for the webinar series; you will not be able to watch in a group setting and claim a certificate. A complete series participation certificate will be available upon request.

 


Planning Committee
Marian Charlton, RN
Matt Cooper, MD
Jami Hanneman, MSW
Rebecca Hays, MSW
Ben Hippen, MD
Dianne LaPointe Rudow, PhD
Arthur Matas, MD
David Serur, MD
Ellen Shukhman, RN
Jennifer Steel, PhD


#1 of 9 History of the ILDA Role: Including the Basics, Regulatory Oversight, and Policy

Originally aired on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Learner Objectives:

  • Discuss the history of live donor advocacy and the inception of the role of the ILDA
  • Identify federal, state and OPTN regulations surrounding the role of the ILDA
  • Define advocacy and define independence
  • Discuss critical elements required in hospital polices surrounding the delivery of care by the ILDA
  • Discuss the skill set required to be a ILDA
  • Identify acceptable variations in practice
  • Identify basic and continuing education components of the ILDA

Presenter:
Dianne LaPointe Rudow, ANP-BC, DNP, CCTC • Mount Sinai Hospital

Moderator:
Rebecca Hays, MSW • University of Wisconsin

Archive

Read the Q&A that wasn't answered during webinar

Free to AST members: fee is waived upon logging in during the checkout process.


#2 of 9 Basics of Kidney Disease and Transplantation

Originally aired on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Learner Objectives:

  • Describe kidney structure and function
  • Describe primary causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • Explain treatment options for ESRD, including: hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, deceased donor transplant and living donor transplant (LDT)
  • Identify benefits of LDT for people with late stage chronic kidney disease

Presenter:
David Serur, MD • NYP-Weill Cornell and Rogosin Institute

Moderator:
Ellen Shukhman, RN-BC, BSN, CCTV • Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center

Archive

Free to AST members: fee is waived upon logging in during the checkout process.


#3 of 9 Living Kidney Donation A to Z: Understanding the Basics

Originally aired on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Learner Objectives:

  • Understand the Living donor evaluation process
  • UNOS and CMS guidelines for evaluating the Living donor
  • Laparoscopic surgical approaches and recovery
  • Understand the short and long term surgical risks
  • Understand the short and long term medical risks
  • Understand Kidney Paired Donation and its impact on Living donors
  • Understand the Living donor follow-up process and regulatory requirements

Presenter:
Matt Cooper, MD • Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute

Moderator:
Arthur Matas, MD • University of Minnesota

Archive

Read the Q&A that wasn't answered during webinar

Free to AST members: fee is waived upon logging in during the checkout process.


#4 of 9 Basics of Liver Disease and Transplantation

Originally aired on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Learner Objectives:

  • Describe liver structure and function
  • Describe primary causes of end-stage liver disease
  • Explain basics of liver evaluation process, MELD, and candidacy differences for living donor liver transplant recipients
  • Discuss selecting the appropriate candidate for Living Donor Transplant
  • Discuss recipient post-transplant complications

Presenter:
Robert Brown, MD, MPH • Columbia University Medical Center

Moderator:
Marian Charlton, RN, SRN, CCTC • New York Presbyterian

Archive

Free to AST members: fee is waived upon logging in during the checkout process.


#5 of 9 Living Liver Donation A to Z: Understanding the Basics

Originally aired on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Learner Objectives:

  • Understand the living liver donor evaluation process
  • UNOS and CMS guidelines for evaluating the living liver donor
  • Surgical approaches and recovery
  • Understand short and long term surgical risks
  • Understand the short and long term medical risks
  • Understand the short and long term psychosocial risks
  • Understand the living liver donor follow-up process and regulatory requirements

Presenter:
Elizabeth Pomfret, MD, PhD • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Moderator:
Dianne LaPointe Rudow, ANP-BC, DNP, CCTC • Mount Sinai Hospital

Archive

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#6 of 9 Basics of Informed Consent for Living Donors

Originally aired on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Learner Objectives:

  • Discuss key elements of informed consent:Voluntariness, understanding, and intention to proceed
  • Gain understanding of the regulatory requirements within the context of living donation
    • e.g. Separate consent for evaluation and procedure
  • Discuss key elements of, and challenges to, provision of living donor informed consent
    • Voluntary status, free will/ lack of coercion, and understanding of short and long term risks

Presenter:
Rebecca Hays, MSW  • Transplant Center, University of Wisconsin

Moderator:
Jami Hanneman, MSW, LCSW • Northwestern Medicine

Archive

Free to AST members: fee is waived upon logging in during the checkout process.


#7 of 9 Navigating the ILDA Role: Challenges and Responsibilities

Originally aired on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Learner Objectives:

  • Outline common ethical challenges for ILDAs
  • Discuss ILDA contraindications to donation and role of ILDA at donor selection
  • Explore supervision and grievance policy strategies
  • Management of dual roles and the ILDA
  • Identify issues with regard to Donor-ILDA confidentiality and documentation
  • Describe unresolved issues in ILDA practice

Presenter:
Jami Hanneman, MSW, LCSW • Northwestern Medicine

Moderator:
Jennifer Steel, PhD • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Archive

Free to AST members: fee is waived upon logging in during the checkout process.


#8 of 9 Medical Ethics: Concepts and ILDA Practice

Originally aired on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Learner Objectives:

  • Provide basic grounding medical ethics concepts
  • Describe ethical principles in conflict in provision of donor care
    •  Beneficence v autonomy
  • Outline components specific to ILDA role
    •  Independence and advocacy
  •  Offer strategies to guide approach to conflicts

Presenter:
Benjamin Hippen, MD • Metrolina Nephrology Associates, P.A.

Moderator:
Jennifer Steel, PhD • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Archive

Free to AST members: fee is waived upon logging in during the checkout process.


#9 of 9 Difficult Living Donor Decisions

Originally aired on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Learner Objectives:

  • To identify core ILDA practice skills in caring for complex prospective donors
  • Gain competence in assessment strategies for donors who may be ambivalent; feeling pressure; or are immature.
  • Learn intervention approaches for care of these complex patients

Presenter:
Cheryl Jacobs, MSW, LICSW • University of Minnesota
Ellen Shukhman, RN-BC, BSN, CCTV • Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center

Moderator:
Marian Charlton • New York Presbyterian

Archive

Free to AST members: fee is waived upon logging in during the checkout process.


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