Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122498
Title:
Potential organ donor audit in Ireland
Authors:
Hegarty, M; O'Neill, W; Colreavy, F; Dwyer, R; Cunningham, P; Hanlon, M
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122498
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
As increasing demand for organs is a challenge for transplant services worldwide it is essential to audit the process of organ donation. To address this, a national audit of potential organ donors was undertaken across hospitals with Intensive Care Units (N=36). Questionnaires were returned on all patients (n=2073) who died in these units from 1/9/07-31/8/08; 200 (10%) of these patients were considered for Brain Stem Testing (BST), 158 patients (79%) were diagnosed Brain Stem Dead (BSD) and 138 patients (87%) became potential donors. Consent for donation was given by 92 (69%) next of kin and 90 potential donors (65%) became organ donors. There was no evidence of a large number of potential organ donors being missed. Recommendations included completion of BSTs on all appropriate patients, development of support on BST, referral of all BSD patients to the Organ Procurement Service; enhanced co-ordination within hospitals and sustained information/education campaigns.
Keywords:
ORGAN SYSTEM; DONOR
Local subject classification:
ORGAN DONOR; ORGAN DONATION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHegarty, Men
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Wen
dc.contributor.authorColreavy, Fen
dc.contributor.authorDwyer, Ren
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Pen
dc.contributor.authorHanlon, Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-21T10:04:37Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-21T10:04:37Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/122498-
dc.descriptionAs increasing demand for organs is a challenge for transplant services worldwide it is essential to audit the process of organ donation. To address this, a national audit of potential organ donors was undertaken across hospitals with Intensive Care Units (N=36). Questionnaires were returned on all patients (n=2073) who died in these units from 1/9/07-31/8/08; 200 (10%) of these patients were considered for Brain Stem Testing (BST), 158 patients (79%) were diagnosed Brain Stem Dead (BSD) and 138 patients (87%) became potential donors. Consent for donation was given by 92 (69%) next of kin and 90 potential donors (65%) became organ donors. There was no evidence of a large number of potential organ donors being missed. Recommendations included completion of BSTs on all appropriate patients, development of support on BST, referral of all BSD patients to the Organ Procurement Service; enhanced co-ordination within hospitals and sustained information/education campaigns.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectORGAN SYSTEMen
dc.subjectDONORen
dc.subject.otherORGAN DONORen
dc.subject.otherORGAN DONATIONen
dc.titlePotential organ donor audit in Irelanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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