Introductory Course

The main objective of this course is to provide basic knowledge and skills in organ donation in order to effectively detect potential donors.

This course is addressed to health professionals involved in any step of the organ donation process, particularly those working in referral units such as: intensive care, post-operatory recovery and emergency rooms, to empower them with the competences required in donor coordination.

The program consists in lectures on donor detection systems, brain death diagnosis, giving special emphasis to brain death donors, donor management, family approach for organ donation and organ recovery, preservation and allocation criteria.

The course lasts one day and a half (12 academic hours) and it is proposed for maximum 36 participants.

Transplant Procurement Management (TPM) will issue a certificate of attendance for course participants.