Appropriate management of the brain-dead patient who is considered for multiple organ donation can be a challenging but rewarding experience. With the increasing success of all solid organ transplants, the number of potential recipients who would benefit has increased exponentially. In order to maximize the number of suitable organs, knowledgeable and careful management of the potential donor is imperative. This chapter will attempt to define the role of the caregiver, review the general management strategies, and emphasize the factors, specific to each different organ as they relate to care of the donor patient.
KeywordsCentral Venous Pressure Organ Donor Brain Death Diabetes Insipidus Serum Sodium Concentration
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Baumgartner WA (1990) Evaluation and management of the heart donor. In: Baumgartner WA, Reitz BA, Achuff SC (eds) Heart and heart-lung transplantation. Saunders, Philadelphia, pp 86–102Google Scholar