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Pediatric Donation

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Link to “Neurological Determination of Death“, “Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death“, “Donor Management“,  for additional guidelines, Operating Room resources and link to “Checklists & Forms” for additional tools.

  • Neonatal Donation Family Brochure “The Journey…Creating a Legacy for Your Baby”download – International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine
  • Neonatal Clinical Trigger Card – download – Carolina Donor Services
  • Neonatal Donation Guidelines and Communicationdownload – International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine
  • Neonatal Fast Facts – Medical Research with Neonatal Organs and Tissuesdownload – International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine
  • Potential and Actual Neonatal Organ and Tissue Donation after Circulatory Determination of Deatharticle – Stiers J, Aguayo C, Siatta A, et al. (2015), JAMA Pediatr, 169(7): 639-645. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0317.

 

  • Canadian Guidelines for Controlled Pediatric Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death – Summary Reportarticle – Weiss MJ, Hornby L, Rochwerg B, et al. (2017), Pediatr Crit Care Med, 18(11):1035-1046. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001320.
  • Pediatric Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death: A Scoping Review – article – Weiss MJ, Hornby L, Witteman W, Shemie SD. (2016), Pediatr Crit Care Med, 17(3):e87-e108. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000602.
  • Pediatric Organ Donation Potential at a Children’s Hospitalarticle – Bennett EE, Sweney J, Aguayo C, et al. (2015), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(9): 814-820. doi: 0.1097/PCC.0000000000000526.

OPO Donor Management Protocols

  • Standing Orders for Organ Donor Management – Pediatricsdownload – Medical Management to Optimize Donor Organ Potential: A Canadian Forum
  • Pediatric Donor Management Guidelines – download – UNYTS
  • Pediatric Organ Donor Management – download – Donor Network of Arizona

 

 

  • Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death in Children Reference List – download
  • Pediatric Donor Management Reference List – download
  • Pediatric Organ Donation Reference List – download
  • Selected References for Brain Death in Infants and Children – download

Neonatal & Anencephalic Donation

  • Donation after Cardiac Death: The Potential Contribution of an Infant Organ Donor Population – article – Labrecque M, Parad R, Gupta M, Hansen A. (2011), J Pediatr, 158(1): 31-36. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.06.055. Epub 2010 Aug 21.
  • Identifying Potential Heart Donors Among Newborns Undergoing Circulatory Determination of Death – article – Mudit M, Castleberry D, Job L. (2011), J Heart Lung Transplant, 30(4): 389-394. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2010.09.016. Epub 2010 Dec 24.

Pediatric Determination of Death

  • Clinical Report – Guidelines for the Determination of Brain Death in Infants and Children: An Update of the 1987 Task Force Recommendations – article – Nakagawa TA, Ashwal S, Mathur M, et al. (2011), Pediatrics, 128(3): e720-740. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-1511. Epub 2011 Aug 28.
  • Guidelines for the Determination of Brain Death in Infants and Children: An Update of the 1987 Task Force Recommendations – article – Nakagawa TA, Ashwal S, Mathur M, et al. (2011), Crit Care Med, 39(9): 2139-2155. doi:  10.1097/CCM.0b013e31821f0d4f.
  • Pediatric Brain Death Algorithm download
  • Pediatric Catastrophic Brain Injury Guidelines – download

Pediatric Donation After Circulatory Death

  • Development of a Bedside Tool to Predict Time to Death after Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies in Infants and Children – article – Shore PM, Huang R, Roy L, et al. (2012), Pediatr Crit Care Med, 13(4): 415-422. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318238b830.

Checklist

  • Donor Process Checklist- DCD – downloadWisconsin Donor Network

Policies

  • Donation after Circulatory Death Determination (DCDD) PolicydownloadChildren’s Hospital Pittsburgh

Pediatric Donor Management

  • Management of the Pediatric Organ Donor – download – Thomas A. Nakagawa, MD Steven S. Mou, MD
  • Management of the Pediatric Organ Donor to Optimize Lung Donation – article – Mallory GB JR, Schecter MG, Elidemir O. (2009), Pediatr Pulmonol 44(6): 536-546. doi:  10.1002/ppul.20997.
  • Pediatric Donor Management Goals and Dosing Guidelines – download – NATCO

OPO Donor Management Protocols

  • Pediatric Donor Management Guidelinesdownload – Center for Donation and Transplant
  • Pediatric Donor Management – downloadCalifornia Transplant Donor Network
  • Guidelines for Evaluation and Clinical Management of Pediatric Organ Donors – downloadGift of Hope
  • Pediatric Donor Management Goals – downloadLifeSharing of San Diego
  • Pediatric Donor Management Guidelines – downloadIntermountain Donor Services
  • Pediatric Donor Management Guidelines download – LifeLine of Ohio
  • Pediatric Donor Management Made Simple – download – Gift of Life Michigan

Pediatric Hospital Order Sets and Checklists

  • Pediatric Organ Donation Order SetdownloadDriscoll Children’s Hospital & Southwest Transplant Alliance
  • Guidelines for Pediatric Donor ManagementdownloadIowa Donor Network
  • Guidelines to Initiate Organ Donor Management Pediatric Donor Management OrdersdownloadGift of Life Michigan
  • Pediatric Donor Management Orders Checklist – downloadDonor Network of Arizona
  • Pediatric Donor Management Orders downloadNebraska Organ Recovery Services
  • Pediatric Donor Orders – downloadIntermountain Donor Services
  • Potential Donor Orders (Pediatric) – downloadCarolina Donor Services
  • Pediatric Organ Donor Order Set – downloadTexas Organ Sharing Alliance
  • Pediatric Organ Donor Orders – download – Blood Center of Wisconsin
  • Routine Deceased Donor Orders – PediatricsdownloadLifeShare of the Carolinas
  • Pediatric Levothyroxine Orders download – Texas Organ Sharing Alliance
  • Ventilator Management Orders for Consented Organ Donors – download – LifeShare of the Carolinas

Donor Checklist

  • Donor Process Checklist – Brain Death – download – Blood Center of Wisconsin

Policy Statement and Position Papers

  • ASTS Recommended Practice Guidelines for Controlled Donation after Cardiac Death Organ Procurement and Transplantation – article – Reich DJ, Mulligan DC, Abt PL, et al. (2009), Am J Transplant, 9(9): 2004-2011. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02739.x. Epub 2009 Jul 16.
  • Policy Statement: Pediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation – article – Committee on Hospital Care, Section on Surgery, and Section on Critical Care. (2010), Pediatrics, 125(4): 822-828. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-0081
  • National Association of Medical Examiners Position Paper on the Medical Examiner Release of Organs and Tissues for Transplantation – article – Pinckard JK, Wetli CV, Graham MA, National Association of Medical Examiners. (2007), Am J Forensic Med Pathol, 28(3): 202-207. 
  • Recommendations for Nonheartbeating Organ Donation. A Position Paper by the Ethics Committee, American College of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Critical Care Medicine – article – Ethics Committee, American College of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Critical Care Medicine. (2001), Crit Care Med, 29(9): 1826-1831.
  • Report of a National Conference on Donation after Cardiac Death – article – Bernat JL, D’Alessandro AM, Port FK, et al. (2006), Am J Transplant, 6(2): 281-291.