Project Information

Facilitate Awareness of Early Referral of Life Quest for the Critically Ill Patient in the MICU : A Collaborative Approach

Project Description: There are more than 117,000 patients on the national organ transplant waiting list. Of those, more than 5,400 are listed at transplant centers in Florida. Shortage of organs has been recognized worldwide as a major limiting factor to organ transplantation and missed and/or delays in referral decrease the opportunity for patient participation in donation possibilities During the years 2015 and 2016 MICU has had an increased in the missed referrals to LifeQuest resulting in a decreased opportunity for organs transplanted. This quality improvement project will focus on evaluate of the current processes on MICU and how this has impacted the referral process to LifeQuest. This will be a collaborative initiative with LifeQuest representatives utilizing the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) methodology to evaluate educational deficits as well as barriers that may exist the leads to a deficit in the referral process.

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