Potential organ donor audit in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135950
Title:
Potential organ donor audit in Ireland.
Authors:
Hegarty, M; O'Neill, W; Colreavy, F; Dwyer, R; Cunningham, P; Hanlon, M
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health, HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster, Tullamore, Co Offaly. mary.hegarty@hse.ie
Citation:
Potential organ donor audit in Ireland., 103 (10):294-6 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Nov-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135950
PubMed ID:
21560498
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21560498
Abstract:
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.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Local subject classification:
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; HEALTH SERVICE PLANNING
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Brain Death; Child; Child, Preschool; Cross-Sectional Studies; Family; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Medical Audit; Middle Aged; Questionnaires; Third-Party Consent; Tissue Donors; Tissue and Organ Procurement; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

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.accessioned2011-07-13T09:41:22Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-13T09:41:22Z-
dc.date.issued2010-11-
dc.identifier.citationPotential organ donor audit in Ireland., 103 (10):294-6 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21560498-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/135950-
dc.description.abstractAs 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.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21560498en
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshBrain Death-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshFamily-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMedical Audit-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshThird-Party Consent-
dc.subject.meshTissue Donors-
dc.subject.meshTissue and Organ Procurement-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.subject.otherPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT-
dc.subject.otherHEALTH SERVICE PLANNING-
dc.titlePotential organ donor audit in Ireland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health, HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster, Tullamore, Co Offaly. mary.hegarty@hse.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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