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Patient safety

Keeping patients safe

Find alerts, policies and guidance to keep transplant patients safe and reduce the risk for disease transmission here:

Patient safety resources

  • ABO typing and subtyping training module available (UNetSM login required) (9/2016)
  • ABO Town Hall recording (5/2016)
  • ABO verification in the OR video (5/2016)
  • ABO webinar recording: Compliance with upcoming changes (3/2016)
  • ABO webinar recording (12/2015)

UNOS Connect is your resource for educational webinars for transplant professionals. Go to UNOS Connect and sign in to access all webinar recordings.

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Effective practices

You can find the following three effective communication videos on UNOS Connect. Just open the course catalog and select the Patient Safety category.

  • Preventing hemodilution errors
  • Preventing organ discard
  • Proactively averting errors

Corrective action plans

Root cause analysis



Use this application to enter data on candidates, recipients and donors. If you can’t access the site, your hospital or OPO site administrator can help you.

Important patient safety notices

Recall notice affects IV solutions

ICU Medical Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for four specified lots of intravenous sodium chloride solutions and one specified lot of intravenous dextrose solution due to the potential for flexible container leaks.

Keep patient safety contact info current

You now have self-serve access through the Secure Enterprise homepage to update your institution’s patient safety contact information. Please take a moment to review your contact listing and update any out-of-date information.

Notice addresses organ preservation solution

Bridge to Life Ltd. and Waters Medical Systems have issued a field correction for specified lots of Belzer UW Cold Storage Solution and IGL Cold Storage Solution in 2-liter bags.

Important Disease Transmission Reporting Clarification

Transplant professionals need to review the recently updated Notes section of the Pathogens of Special Interest document. If one of your recipients tests positive for HCV after their transplant, and they received an organ from an HCV Ab positive/NAT negative donor,...

Use the UNetSM Patient Safety Portal to:

  • report patient safety incidents & living donor adverse events
  • access OPTN patient safety contacts
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