Lifeline of Ohio staff round daily and huddle with hospital care team to determine patient’s medical suitability, goals of care, plans, family dynamics and family readiness.
3. Family Discussion
After Brain Death determination or family’s decision to withdraw support, Lifeline of Ohio staff huddles with hospital care team to discuss registry status, appropriate family members to approach, process of approach and donation discussion. Lifeline of Ohio staff will inform the hospital care team of the donation approach outcome.
4. Medical Evaluation
Lifeline of Ohio staff huddles with hospital care team regarding BD or DCD process.
Copies of order sets (BD, DCD) are provided; next steps are discussed; donor management begins; OR is given an early notification of pending donor, coroner is contacted (if appropriate); organs, eyes and tissue are evaluated.
Organ allocation takes place and patient is taken to the OR for organ procurement.