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Joshua Brennan, CTBS

Joshua Brennan, CTBS

Director, Tissue Operations

New England Donor Services, Inc.

Josh Brennan, CTBS spent 6 years as an EMS professional and was an educator for the Red Cross. Josh has been with New England Donor Services for almost 14 years in various roles in the Tissue Operations Department. He is currently the Director of Tissue Operations. He has published three abstract articles with the American Association of Tissue Banks and was part of the creative development team for the Hopes Heroes - Donor Family Program. He has been invited to speak at multiple workshops/conferences/webinars on various topics including Electronic Tissue Authorization, Call Center Scheduling, Algorithmic Tissue Screening, Electronic Tissue Allocation, DRAI competency & training, and Grief Concepts. Josh is currently serving on the AATB Education Committee and was the project co-manager on the development of the Sepsis Education Online Learning Tool for the RADE Council.

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  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    Do you have a deep understanding of the rationale and intent of the questions within the Donor Risk Assessment Interview? Donation professionals who are responsible for completing the Donor Risk Assessment Interview must understand the value of obtaining relevant medical, behavioral, and travel history information from an adequate historian in order to effectively assess infectious disease risk and ensure the safety and quality of donated organs and tissues. During these critical moments, every bit of knowledge matters. In this webinar, we will do a deep dive into some of those often misunderstood illnesses and travel concerns! What is Chagas disease anyway?

  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    Do you have a deep understanding of the rationale and intent of the questions within the Donor Risk Assessment Interview? Donation professionals who are responsible for completing the Donor Risk Assessment Interview must understand the value of obtaining relevant medical, behavioral, and travel history information from an adequate historian in order to effectively assess infectious disease risk and ensure the safety and quality of donated organs and tissues. During these critical moments, every bit of knowledge matters. In this webinar, we will do a deep dive into some of those often misunderstood illnesses and travel concerns! What is Chagas disease anyway?

  • Contains 11 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This learning module provides participants a comprehensive, 3 CEU credit course dedicated, including 3 ABMDI CEUs, to the concepts of grief and loss. Each session is available on-demand, and participants may complete programs at their own pace. Session topics include Grief 101, Pediatric Loss, Complicated Grief and Trauma, Grief and Donation, and Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue. Upon completion of each session, participants will complete a quiz to earn CEUs. This learning module is designed for donation professionals at any experience and skill level. This is a dynamic educational offering created by Subject Matter Experts from all over the OPO and Tissue Donation community. This course is free to all AATB members.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Are you confused about the reasons behind the dementia rule-out criteria? What’s up with Alzheimer’s? And what exactly is mad-cow disease? AATB offers you a webinar chock-full of answers to these questions and much more as we dive headfirst into the topic of Prion Diseases! Participants will gain insight into this DRAI conundrum and learn about the different types of dementia. Why is dementia a tissue rule-out? Would you be surprised to learn that it’s not? Join us to find out more!

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Are you confused about the reasons behind the dementia rule-out criteria? What’s up with Alzheimer’s? And what exactly is mad-cow disease? AATB offers you a webinar chock-full of answers to these questions and much more as we dive headfirst into the topic of Prion Diseases! Participants will gain insight into this DRAI conundrum and learn about the different types of dementia. Why is dementia a tissue rule-out? Would you be surprised to learn that it’s not? Join us to find out more!

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    We all seek to hire skilled coordinators to screen referrals and conduct DRAIs but how do you know that staff are "skilled"? Do you have a comprehensive competency assessment program at your organization? Join us as we dive into the topic of competency assessment and feedback. The Tissue Operations Department at New England Donor Services has spent the better part of the last two years developing a system of defining, scoring, and assessing competency thresholds for staff performing the critical functions of DRAI and referral screening. This webinar will explain and review these activities in detail.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    We all seek to hire skilled coordinators to screen referrals and conduct DRAIs but how do you know that staff are "skilled"? Do you have a comprehensive competency assessment program at your organization? Join us as we dive into the topic of competency assessment and feedback. The Tissue Operations Department at New England Donor Services has spent the better part of the last two years developing a system of defining, scoring, and assessing competency thresholds for staff performing the critical functions of DRAI and referral screening. This webinar will explain and review these activities in detail.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this session, we will review basic concepts of grief and trauma with approaches to supporting families during such difficult times.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Knowing when to refer a death from L&D can be confusing to hospital staff, which could result in a missed opportunity for heart valve donation. New England Donor Services, through the collaborative efforts of its Tissue Operations and Hospital Development staff, developed and implemented a Labor and Delivery Hospital Screening Tool. The development, design, and use of this tool, and its impact on donor potential and staff referral efficiency are outlined and explained.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This program will evaluate the essential pieces of the Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI) process and connect questions to their intent and underlying eligibility considerations.