Brain Death Declaration Webinar

Oct 29 2:00 PM - Oct 29, 3:30 PM 2015
Oct 29, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This webinar is for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who participate in the declaration of death process.

The goal of this webinar is to prepare physicians to accurately and consistently declare brain death through the uniform application of the American Academy of Neurology Practice Parameters and to educate critical care personnel who assist in or observe the process.

Program Objectives

At the end of the webinar, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify the steps needed to perform the clinical brain death examination and apnea test.
  • Implement strategies to aid the completion of a brain death exam according to the AAN Practice Parameters.
  • Identify the prerequisites and ancillary tests required or recommended to declare brain death.
  • Develop a process to accurately document the declaration of brain death.
  • Assess the significance and impact of inconsistent state laws on the declaration of death.


David M. Greer, MD, MA, FCCM, FAHA, FNCS, FAA
Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery,
Director, Stroke Service, Director of Medical
Studies, Yale University School of Medicine, CT

J. Javier Provencio, MD, FCCM, FAAN, FNCS
Associate Professor in Neurology Director of the
Nerancy Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
Faculty, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia,
University of Virginia, VA

Fernando D. Goldenberg, MD
Clinical Associate of Neurology, Co-Director,
Neuroscience ICU, University of Chicago, MI

Continuing Education

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Society of Transplant Surgeons and Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance. The American Society of Transplant Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This webinar is co-sponsored by Iowa Donor Network, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #326.This webinar> is approved for 1.8 contact hours. No partial credits will be awarded.

CEPTC: The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance will be offering 1 Category I CEPTC credit from the American Board for Transplant Certification.