Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Organ donation is newly regulated - what does that mean for nurses?

Organ donation is newly regulated - what does that mean for nurses?
GARBAGENEWS. With the reform of the Transplantation Act, the generosity of the world population is to be increased. In addition, living donors are better protected and regulated the technical processes of organ donations uniform. Nurses play an important role in implementing conclusions of this law. You can contribute to a broad education on organ donation.

Newly regulated organ donation
Because the waiting list for new organs is getting longer, the donation will be newly regulated. In Germany, approximately 12,000 people are on the waiting list for a new organ. Around 1,000 of these people die every year because there are not enough donors. According to the latest sub-protrusions approximately 3/4 of the German population would already basically a donation agreement, but only 25 percent of Germans have a donor card.

The law regulating the decision solution in Transplantation Act, the federal government wants to change this. The heart of the law is a broad awareness of the possibilities of organ donation and trade by the Federal Centre for Health Education and the statutory and private health insurance companies.

The insurance companies are obliged to send their members from the age of 16 regular information including an organ donor card. Whoever wants to can deposit its willingness to donate on the various electronic health card. In addition, the health insurance companies have to name their policyholders also professionally qualified contact for questions of organ donation and commercial. In addition to offices spend information to citizens, for example, if you pick up a passport or driving license.

Important for Nurses: Nobody is forced to donate organs.

If the donation is redefined, also living donors are better protected. In addition living donors are better protected. They shall have no financial disadvantages through living donation. Therefore, in future the health of the recipient must pay the cost of a donation. This includes outpatient and inpatient treatment, rehabilitation and travel costs.

The reimbursement of the loss of earnings is regulated in the form of a sickness benefit claim in the law. This means the full reimbursement of the net wage. Moreover, purports to be an involuntary incapacity work due to the prevention of organ donation. Also in the statutory accident insurance protection is improved by the living donor at health.

Improved processes in hospitals
With the amendment, the quality and safety requirements and working processes and structures be improved in the hospitals. In the future, can a transplant take place only in a hospital that has an intensive care unit with ventilation places. The removal hospitals are obliged to every patient who comes as a donor in question, to the nearest organization headquarters of Deutsche Organ Transplantation Foundation (DSO) reported. These hospitals are obliged to appoint a representative transplantation.

This has the task of coordinating the process of organ donation between hospital and DSO. Ultimately, practicing physicians are supplied by the Federal Centre for Health Education and the German Medical Association with information on organ donation for their patients. What does the new regulation of organ donation for nurses? Caregivers should deal intensively with the topic of organ donation and in time the appropriate measures must be taken (donor card).

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