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Hospital Education

As the federally designated, nonprofit organ procurement organization (OPO) for the state of Arizona, Donor Network of Arizona (DNA) is here to be your donation resource. In support of this goal, DNA provides many educational opportunities for hospital staff. This is in accordance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation that states:

  • 482.45 Condition of Participation:
    Organ, tissue, and eye procurement.
    (5) Ensure that the hospital works cooperatively with the designated OPO, tissue bank and eye bank in educating staff on donation issues, reviewing death records to improve identification of potential donors, and maintaining potential donors while necessary testing and placement of potential donated organs, tissues, and eyes take place.

Educational Programs


Donation Classes

  • New Employee Orientation
    Course Goal: Recognize the components of the hospital’s donation program as well as basic donation information.
  • In-Services
    DNA’s Donor Program Development coordinators can customize and tailor education for individual units.
  • Organ Donation and the Respiratory Therapist
    Course Goal: Fulfill the respiratory therapist’s role on organ donor cases.
  • Community Outreach
    Interested in holding a registry drive at your hospital? Your Donor Program Development coordinator can help arrange all of your community education needs.

Continuing Nursing Education

  • Advanced Donor Nurse Class – 6 contact hours
    Course Goal: Apply advanced knowledge of donor management in a critical care setting.
  • Donation and the Critical Care Nurse Class
    Course Goal: Perform the duties of a critical care nurse in the donation process.
  • Organ Donation and the OR Class
    Course Goal: Partner with DNA in the OR for organ recovery.
  • Planned Donation Path Class
    Course Goal: Collaborate with DNA staff on potential organ donor cases.
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