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TransNet

TransNetSM

The TransNet application automates the organ packaging and labeling process and ensures that donated organs are matched correctly and efficiently with the identified recipient. All OPOs are required to use this application when packaging and labeling deceased donor organs, including VCA organs. You can access the Data Services Portal under UNet Resources to find TransNet usage rates, both by OPO and nationwide. We’ll update this information every month.

Find the latest information on software enhancements, required equipment, and educational resources below. If you have any questions send an email to unethelpdesk@unet.org.

Using TransNet has reduced our lead time for recovery preparation, as staff are able to efficiently print the labels as they are needed. We found the system to be a tremendous improvement in our overall system of packaging and labeling.

David Marshman

LifeNet Health

New mobile app features/enhancements

November 7, 2018: we will release the mobile TransNet version 5.8.0, which includes the ability to package and label living donor organs and a new miscellaneous external identification label.

Additional details: 

When you create a case, you MUST select between a deceased or living donor.

  • a deceased donor case will function identically to prior versions.
  • a living donor case will pull donor information from TIEDI – Living donor feedback form.

Laterality validation for living donor cases only.

  • When a user selects Left Kidney, Right Kidney, Liver Split Left or Liver Split Right from the Procurement Plan screen, they will be required to enter a validators name and initials to continue.
  • This feature is important for living donor packaging and labeling because the OPO coordinators are not involved in the laterality determination during the initial work-up of the living donor.
  • No audit logs for this new feature.

Miscellaneous External Identification Label.

  • At the bottom of the Identification Labels screen, you will now see a new label.  This label is made up entirely of free text.
  • This label holds up to 27 characters per row and 6 rows max.
  • Any entered characters will persist in this new text entry box until the case is transferred or uploaded.
  • No new audit logs for this label.

Download this new version from the App and Play Stores at your earliest convenience.

October 2, 2018: we released the mobile TransNet Android version 5.7.2, which fixed the automated label verification form issue.

June 2018: we released the mobile TransNet version 5.7.1, which includes new warning messages and defect fixes.

Additional details:

  • If you try to deselect an item that was already scanned into a package, you will receive a warning message to make sure you intended to remove the label.
  • Label verification form fixes:
    • Box contents show as N/A when packaging and labeling is performed offline
  • You can now print up to 99 labels
  • Once you log out of the application, your password will no longer be present in the login screen
  • A fix is in place to keep the iPad and printer from randomly disconnecting.

Download this new version from the App Store at your earliest convenience.

March 21, 2018: we will release TransNet version 5.7.0 will be released to the iOS App Store and Android Play Stores. This new version allows OPO users to select from a list of items to be printed on a miscellaneous label. Download this new version at your earliest convenience.

January 11, 2018: we released version TransNet Android version 5.6.6. This version includes the daylight savings time defect fix. After downloading this new version, you will no longer need to manually adjust the DST Observed checkbox from the Donor Setup screen to accurately reflect standard time vs. daylight savings time.You can download this information from the Android Play Store.

November 27, 2017: we support the latest Apple Operating System (iOS version) 11.1.2. You should update your iPad at your convenience or any time after you have downloaded TransNet iOS version 5.6.1.

November 1, 2017: we released version 5.6, which allows a VCA organ to be packaged and labeled with TransNet.

July 25, 2017: we support the latest Apple Operating System (iOS version) 10.3.3. You should update your iPad at your convenience. We also support Android Lollipop 5.0, and Android Marshmallow 6.0.

We do not currently support  Nougat 7.0 or Oreo 8.0 but will inform you as soon as we do.

October 26, 2016: the new mobile app version allows any user with permissions for multiple facilities in UNet to have permissions for multiple facilities in TransNet. If you need additional permissions in TransNet, contact your system administrator.

July 25, 2016: Policy 16.6 requires  two individuals to verify that your OPO has packaged and labeled your shipped organs properly. You will now see a new label verification page in the TransNet mobile application.

From the label verification page, you will be able to enter the names of the two individuals who verified the packaging and labeling. Those names will then populate a document that’s accessible in the View Donor Info report on the TransNet website.

March 15, 2016: Based on your feedback, the TransNet team added the following features and enhancements to the mobile application:

  • A pop up when the donor hospital time zone and tablet’s time zone don’t align
  • Improved donor information validation
  • Ability to print kidney pump labels

Make sure you are using the most up-to-date versions by visiting the Play or App stores and checking for updates.

 

 

Required equipment: Android systems

Tablets:

  • Nexus 7” (no longer supported as of April 1, 2018)
  • Nexus 10” (no longer supported as of April 1, 2018)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7”
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8″ 2017 model (recommended device)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4”
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.7” (no longer supported after Jan. 1, 2019)

Operating System:

  • KitKat 4.4 (no longer supported as of November 1, 2017)
  • Lollipop 5.x
  • Marshmallow 6.x
  • Nougat 7.x
  • Oreo 8.x (not yet supported)

Labels: Purchase labels from the UNOS Online store. Navigate to “Professional Materials,” then click on “TransNet barcode labels,” then scroll to the bottom of the page for the TransNet labels.

Required equipment: Apple systems
  • iPad 6th Generation 9.7″ (recommended device)
  • iPad 5th Generation 9.7″
  • iPad 4 (4th generation) (no longer supported as of Sept. 1, 2018)
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Air 1 (support ends Jan. 1, 2019)
  • iPad Air 2

Apple Operating Systems:

  • iOS 12
  • iOS 11
  • iOS 10.x (no longer supported as of Sept. 1, 2018)

Labels: Purchase labels from the UNOS Online store. Navigate to “Professional Materials,” then click on “TransNet barcode labels,” then scroll to the bottom of the page for the TransNet labels.

Required Browsers
  • IE 11
  • Chrome
  • Safari and Mobile Safari
Required Printers
  • QLn320 Series Model E – Support ending September 1, 2019
  • QLn320 Series Model M
  • ZQ620 Standard Model, Bluetooth only (Recommended Printer)

To locate the printer model, find the PCC number on the base of your printer. The fifth to the last digit is your model letter either E or M.

Educational resources

Find these TransNet tutorials on UNOS Connect in the Course Catalog>UNet Systems category:

TransNet: Step-by-Step
Viewing this module will supplement the training you have already received at your organization and improve your basic understanding of how the application works.

TransNet Case Movement
This course walks you through how to transfer a case from one tablet to another using Wifi and Bluetooth. It also shows you how to upload a completed case to the TransNet database.

Policy and System Notices:
Read related policy notices

System notices 

Transplant Center Details

Transplant centers who are interested in serving as a tester for the TransNet technology may now enroll by sending an email to TransNetTXC@unos.org

The transplant center functionality includes:

  • Organ check-in
  • Organ match to intended recipient upon organ arrival

These functions will help your center comply with OPTN/UNOS policies 5.7 and 5.8.B. We currently have 23 centers testing TransNet with live organs.  OPOs have been required to use TransNet for packaging and labeling all deceased donor organs since June 1, 2017.

Watch this presentationfor more information.

Our center began using TransNet to ensure that all organs from the outside were being checked in appropriately. Rob and his colleagues were very helpful in guiding me through all of my questions. It is easy to use, reports are easy to find and I have told several of my friends at other centers they should use it.

Participating Transplant Center

About TransNetSM

TransNet will automate the current practice of packaging and labeling organs, which is done entirely by hand. Automating this process will greatly reduce the chances of transcription errors or mistakes due to illegible handwriting and will help us ensure that donated organs are matched correctly and efficiently with the identified recipient. UNOS began a voluntary national deployment of the TransNet service in March 2015.

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