The UK Retrieval Team “Scout” Pilot Programme

Lannon, Jenny, Mandersloot, Gerlinde, Thomas, Helen, Vercueil, Andre, Venkateswaran, Rajamiyer, Clark, Stephen, Sudarshan, Catherine, Al-Attar, Nawwar, Zych, Bartlomiej, Mascaro, Jorge, Murphy, Paul and Tsui, Steven (2014) The UK Retrieval Team “Scout” Pilot Programme. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 33 (S4). S162. ISSN 1053 2498

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The number of adult heart transplants in the UK has fallen by more than 50% over the last 15 years, what may be a result of inadequate donor assessment and/or poor donor organ function. Previous studies have demonstrated that early aggressive donor management could lead to increased utilisation of some donor hearts. A UK pilot programme was initialised on 1 April 2013 which involves sending a member of the cardiothoracic retrieval team, the ‘scout’, to the donor intensive care unit as soon as consent for organ donation is obtained.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 15:56
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 18:29

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