Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities for Hospital Professionals

Iowa Donor Network offers a variety of educational opportunities for hospital professionals including but not limited to nurses, physicians, social workers, respiratory therapists, and chaplains.

  • In-person Presentations (nursing CEUs offered at no charge for presentations that are 50 min in length)
  • Customized education tailored to audience, information requested, and time limits
  • Online training and computer-based learning modules
  • One-page educational topics and clinical trigger cards

Iowa Donor Network is also available to partner with your hospital to help ensure that all Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s Conditions of Participation are met, which include, requiring training for new employees, annually, whenever there are policy/procedure changes, or when problems are determined through the hospitals QAPI program.

Available Online Training:

The Hospital Professional’s Role in Donation

Iowa Donor Network’s E-learning module will provide the hospital professional with a basic understanding of the donation process:

  • Summarize key legislative requirements

  • Identify the basic steps of the organ donation process

  • Identify the 3-step process for tissue and eye donation

  • Gain an appreciation for how donation has impacted donor families and recipients

Launch button

Hint: Use Google Chrome. You should be prompted to enter your name once the course launches. If not, clear cookies in browsing history.
Chrome: Hit 'Control + Shift + Delete. Select "Beginning of time" from drop-down box. Check "Cookies and other site and plugin data." Check "Cached images and file." Select Clear browsing data.
Internet Explorer: Open Internet Options. Check "Delete Browsing history on exit." Select delete. Check "Temporary Internet Files and website files." Check "Cookies and website data." Select "Delete."

Death by Neurological Criteria (DNC)

Free online course, provided by Cleveland Clinic, which explains how to properly assess evidence of cerebral function in patients in a coma. It outlines the accepted medical standards for determining DNC and details the elements included in the clinical examination. It also provides information about how to properly discuss DNC with the families of patients. Free CMEs available.

Organ Donation Toolbox

The Organ Donation Toolbox was developed to provide donor hospitals and organ procurement organizations easy access to a variety of best practices resources including templates, articles, forms and presentations on numerous donor management related topics. 

Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.