Programs for Transplant Professionals

Gift of Life Family House is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage, and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. The Gift of Life Family House maintains the responsibility of this program.

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We offer various programs throughout the year, please check back for upcoming programs.

CE Program: Understanding the Organ Donation Process and Allocation
April 21st – 1-2pm EST

This presentation will review the process for organ donation to transplant surgery, with an additional focus on how organs are allocated throughout the US. This program will review the history of organ donation and transplant in the US, who can be an organ donor, at what point is the local organ procurement organization contacted and what they do to facilitate donation, and finally a review of the rules around organ allocation. Understanding this process is beneficial for transplant social workers to increase their knowledge on when and how organs are procured and allocated, as well as to best educate their transplant patients and families on how they will receive their gift of life.
Register here:  https://donors1.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AkUqOeDpTKCmwYrBssMk_g

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe an Organ Procurement Organization and their role in the donation process.
2. List criteria for a patient to be identified as a potential organ donor.
3. Discuss how a donor family is supported through the donation process.
4. Review organ allocation policies and communication with transplant centers pre-recovery to ensure optimal transplant outcomes.
5. Provide information on how transplant social workers can educate and support their patients when questions and concerns arise on when and how they will receive their transplant.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886593858-8580) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

Gift of Life Family House is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage, and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. The Gift of Life Family House maintains the responsibility of this program.

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