Aligning OPTN Policies with the 2013 PHS Guideline for Reducing Transmission of HIV, HBV, and HCV Through Solid Organ Transplantation webinar
February 4, 2015 from 12:00am to 01:00am EST
The OPTN Final Rule states that the OPTN Board of Directors is responsible for developing policies that are consistent with recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to test potential organ donors and following transplant recipients to prevent the spread of infectious disease. The June 19, 2013 release of the PHS Guideline for Reducing HIV, HBV, and HCV through Organ Transplantation led to a systematic review of related OPTN policies by the OPTN’s Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC). A proposal to modify existing Policy to reflect recommendations outlined in the Guideline was approved by the OPTN Board in November 2014.
Organ Procurement Organizations
Living Donor Recovery Hospitals
Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to:
1. Explain policy changes associated with risk assessment and screening of deceased and living donors.
2. Describe policy requirements for informed consent of recipients receiving increased risk donor organs.
3. State new data collection and reporting requirements for tracking potential disease transmissions.
4. Illustrate member actions that ensure compliance with the policy changes.
Please note: There is no cost to register. The session will be recorded for those unable to attend the live event.
Date and Time
Tuesday, February 3, 2015: 2 – 3 p.m. (ET)
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Continuing Education Information
ABTC will award 1.0 CEPTC credit for participation. In order to receive a certificate, you must view the webinar and complete an evaluation and assessment.
· UNOS Instructional Innovations at firstname.lastname@example.org, for instructional questions.
· Regional Administrator, at (804) 782-4800, for policy questions.
· UNetSM Help Desk, at (800) 978-4334 or email@example.com, for technical questions.
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Please visit http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov or http://transplantpro.org for more information.