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  • Heart and Lung Procurement

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    Author: Natalie K. Kerns, PA-C, MPAS

    Author: Natalie K. Kerns, PA-C, MPAS

    Learning objectives:

    1. Understand brief regulatory requirements surrounding organ donation 
    2. Perform and interpret standard preoperative on-site workup for evaluating heart and lungs for transplant
    3. Become familiar with the supplies and instruments needed for heart and/or lung procurement
    4. Perform preoperative tasks such as positioning, prepping, and draping the organ donor
    5. Understand the operative techniques for performing heart and lung procurement in both warm and cold dissection environments, including splitting of lungs.
    6. Assess hearts and lungs for acceptance for transplantation in-situ
    7. Understand unique situations such as DCD donor

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  • Donor Evaluation and Management - Heart Transplantation

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    Author: M. Cristy Smith, MD

    Author: M. Cristy Smith, MD

    Learning objectives:

    1) Identification of initial donor evaluation criteria
    2) Knowledge of hemodynamic criteria and monitoring for donor stability
    3) Contraindications to use of a donor heart
    4) Introduction of new technology/criteria for expanding the donor pool

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  • Donor Evaluation and Management - Lung Transplantation

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    Author: Stephen Huddleston, MD

    Author: Stephen Huddleston, MD

    Learning objectives:

    1. Understand the standard criteria for lung donor evaluation.

    2. Understand the evaluation of expanded criteria for selection of marginal donor lungs.

    3. Understand how donor selection impacts lung transplant outcomes.

    4. Learn lung donor management strategies to optimize donor lung function.

    5. Become familiar with the concept and currently available platforms for ex vivo lung perfusion.

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  • Pancreas Transplant Evaluation

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Daniel A. Katz, MD

    Daniel A. Katz, MD

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand indications and contraindications for pancreas transplant
    2. Understand how to think about candidate selection in the context of potential risks and benefits
    3. Consider the key parts of the surgical portion of the evaluation for pancreas transplant

  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Recipient Operation and Outcomes

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Author: Koji Hashimoto, MD, PhD​

    Author: Koji Hashimoto, MD, PhD

    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Understand the concept of functional graft size in liver transplantation using a partial graft
    2. Understand the importance of graft inflow and outflow in LDLT
    3. Review surgical techniques of recipient operation (left lobe vs. right lobe)
    4. Understand the short- and long-term outcomes after adult LDLT.


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  • Natera Sponsored Webinar Series

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    You can now view the recordings of the ASTS-Natera webinar series.

    ASTS gratefully acknowledges Natera for providing education to our members. 

  • Donation after Cardiac Death

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    David P. Al-Adra, MD, PhD

    Author: David P. Al-Adra, MD, PhD

    1. Recognize donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors are a source of transplantable organs

    2. Appreciate the outcomes for DCD kidney and liver transplants are improving

    3. Understand the multiple potential mechanisms of graft failure after DCD liver transplantation

    4. Be aware of how donor-recipient matching may decrease biliary complications and improve graft survival.

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  • Resident Curriculum Unit 2: Organ Procurement

    Contains 5 Product(s)

    Resident Curriculum Section 2: Organ Procurement

    Unit Objectives

    I. Understand the moral, ethical and legal issues and steps involved in determining brain death.
    II. Understand the moral, ethical and legal issues and steps involved in live organ donation.
    III. Describe the basic assessment of the medical, laboratory, and anatomic characteristics of a potential organ donor (live or deceased), the quality of a donor organ, and its suitability for a given recipient.
    IV. Outline in detail the procedure to safely recover abdominal organs from deceased donors, including those for donation after cardiac death (DCD).
    V. Understand the recovery processes for living donor organs and describe the steps necessary to perform relevant organ specific recovery (liver, kidney, or pancreas).
    VI. Outline the basic principles and limits of organ preservation and be familiar with organ preservation techniques, including pulsatile perfusion.

  • Pediatric Organ Allocation: Listing and applying for exception points

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Srinath Chinnakotla, MBBS, MCh, FACS

    Author: Srinath Chinnakotla, MBBS, MCh, FACS

    Learning Objectives:

    1) Understand the PELD score and Pediatirc allocation system

    2) Understand candidate who could receive exception points

    3) How to write and exception narrative

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  • Immunosuppression, Rejection, and Tolerance in Pediatric Transplantation

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Walter S. Andrews, MD

    Author: Walter S. Andrews, MD

    Learning Objectives:

    1) Understand the current usage of Immunosuppression in Pediatric liver and kidney transplantation.

    2) Understand what makes immunosuppression management different in children as compared to adults.

    3) Understand the approaches to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic rejection.

    4) Current understanding and status of Tolerance in Pediatric transplantation.

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