Organ Preservation Symposium: Core Curriculum for New Preservation Professionals
This course is targeted to the Preservation Professional with less than one year of experience in the field. It is designed to educate the new professional in the role and responsibilities of an organ preservationist/organ recovery coordinator. The objective of the course is to provide exposure to all aspects of an organ preservationist's responsibilities. The first day is designed with instructional sessions covering the topics outlined below. The second day is a hands-on laboratory experience utilizing kidney pumps.
- Overview: Roles and Responsibilities
- Basic Techniques and Or Set-up
- Organ Recovery: Pre-operative Phase
- Organ Recovery: Intraoperative Phase
- Specimen Collection
- Packaging, Labeling, and Shipping
This day will be dedicated entirely to a hands-on laboratory experience giving attendees the opportunity to use the LifePort Kidney Pump and the WAVES System with actual kidneys. It will allow attendees to experience the differences in the two systems and gain practice in putting kidneys on a pump. Facilitators will be representatives from ORS and Waters.