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Changes to UNet patient safety portal

A new policy will take effect on November 2, requiring hospitals to report to the OPTN Improving Patient Safety portal when a living donor organ recovery is aborted, after the donor has begun to receive general anesthesia. As of November 2, hospitals must submit the report within 72 hours of the aborted recovery.

The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors approved this policy change in November 2014. View the policy notice.

On September 24, we updated the OPTN Improving Patient Safety portal, to help members report living donor adverse events. View the 9/24/2015 system notice for details (login required). These are the reporting options available in the system:
1. Living donor death, within 2 years of donation
2. Loss of native organ function
3. Organ not utilized
4. Organ redirected
5. Recovery surgery aborted, after donor received anesthesia
6. Other

Current policy states that options 1-4 must be reported to the Improving Patient Safety portal. On November 2, we will update policy to add the new reporting requirement for option 5. We will also update the introductory language in the Improving Patient Safety portal to reflect the new requirement.

A system training video recording is available to explain the changes. UNet users can access the recording and additional information in online help (login required).

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