The Role of the Physician in Organ Donation

Ames, IA US
June 10, 2015

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the role of the physician in the organ donation process & be aware of available tools.
  2. Be knowledgeable of current CMS, HIPAA, & UAGA regulations.
  3. Explain the best practices for early referral, huddling, brain death testing, & family approach.
  4. Be knowledgeable of donor family care support & follow-up following donation.


Meg Rodriguez, BA, MA
Iowa Donor Network


Rachel Glissman, RRT, RCP
Iowa Donor Network



  • Ms. Rodriguez and Mf. Glissman both indicate they have nothing to disclose regarding financial relationships with any commercial entities, commercial companies providing support for this program, or any commercial manufacturers of products and/ or the providers of services discussed in this presentation.

CME Committee

  • Dr. Brenda Burrough discloses she is a principal investigator in an Amgen research trial.
  • Dr. Jay Brown indicates he is an investigator for AstraZeneca.
  • No members of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity, including Drs. Burrough & Brown, have any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit(s).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/10/2015 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
06/10/2015 - 1:00pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Bessie Myers Auditorium
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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