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Rick M. Kolovich, MSN, RN, CCTC, CTBS

Rick M. Kolovich, MSN, RN, CCTC, CTBS

Clinical Director, Tissue and Ocular Recovery Services

The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland, Inc.

Rick Kolovich is an Army Veteran with over thirty –three years’ experience in organ, eye, and tissue recovery and donation. He was the former Director of the Army/Navy Transplant Program, Supervisor of Organ Recovery at the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium, Clinical Director at Oklahoma's Organ Sharing Network and Virginia’s Organ Procurement Organization. Originally hired at the Living Legacy Foundation in May, 2010 as an organ recovery coordinator, Rick became the Clinical Manager of Donor Services in 2011. Rick was promoted in 2018 to Clinical Director of the Tissue Recovery Department. He also held positions as the N.E. Regional Manager at CryoLife, National Accounts Director at Regeneration Technologies, and National Director of Donor Services at Bacterin, International. Rick has lectured nationally and internationally on topics ranging from physical assessment and donor suitability to lean management strategies and process improvement in tissue recovery agencies. Rick has served on the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), National Association of Medical Examiner's Donation Committee (NAME), North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO), AATB Program Committee Chairman, 2009- 2013. Recovery and Donor Suitability Chairman (RADS), 2012 – 2015. Elected to the AATB Board of Governors 2012-2015. AATB Physical Assessment Revision Standards representative, 14th Ed., 2016 – 2017. AATB Accreditation Committee, 2016 – 2018, MTF’s Policies and Procedures Committee, 2017 – 2019 , AOPO’s Tissue Council and NATCO’s Kidney/Pancreas Committee. Rick holds a master’s degree in Nursing from Kent State University and is a certified clinical transplant coordinator (CCTC) and tissue banking specialist (CTBS). He received a certificate from the Wharton and Fox Schools of business in the Art of Leadership for Transplant Professionals in 2018.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s)

    A panel representing several tissue recovery organizations will review complex and challenging cases in this session. The review will include donor demographics, the case issue, and the case outcome. We will cover concepts including the DRAI, physical assessment, medical record review, etc.

  • Contains 3 Component(s)

    A panel representing several tissue recovery organizations will review complex and challenging cases in this session. The review will include donor demographics, the case issue, and the case outcome. We will cover concepts including the DRAI, physical assessment, medical record review, etc.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Recovery team staff and AOCs from organizations covering 16 states join AATB to review challenging and complex cases. These case studies delve into challenging situations that arise when completing the risk assessment, during medical record review, during the physical assessment, and more. After each case has been reviewed the audience will be able participate in interactive surveys providing input on how they would proceed. Each case study will conclude with the outcome or disposition.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Recovery team staff and AOCs from organizations covering 16 states join AATB to review challenging and complex cases. These case studies delve into challenging situations that arise when completing the risk assessment, during medical record review, during the physical assessment, and more. After each case has been reviewed the audience will be able to participate in interactive surveys providing input on how they would proceed. Each case study will conclude with the outcome or disposition.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Recovery team staff and AOCs from organizations covering 16 states join AATB to review challenging and complex cases. These case studies delve into challenging situations that arise when completing the risk assessment, during medical record review, during the physical assessment, and more. After each case has been reviewed the audience will be able participate in interactive surveys providing input on how they would proceed. Each case study will conclude with the outcome or disposition.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Recovery team staff and AOCs from organizations covering 16 states join AATB to review challenging and complex cases. These case studies delve into challenging situations that arise when completing the risk assessment, during medical record review, during the physical assessment, and more. After each case has been reviewed the audience will be able participate in interactive surveys providing input on how they would proceed. Each case study will conclude with the outcome or disposition.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Recovery team staff and AOCs from organizations covering 16 states join AATB to review challenging and complex cases. These case studies delve into challenging situations that arise when completing the risk assessment, during medical record review, during the physical assessment, and more. After each case has been reviewed the audience will be able participate in interactive surveys providing input on how they would proceed. Each case study will conclude with the outcome or disposition.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Recovery team staff and AOCs from organizations covering 16 states join AATB to review challenging and complex cases. These case studies delve into challenging situations that arise when completing the risk assessment, during medical record review, during the physical assessment, and more. After each case has been reviewed the audience will be able participate in interactive surveys providing input on how they would proceed. Each case study will conclude with the outcome or disposition.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The current system between the Living Legacy Foundation OPO and their local Medical Examiner’s office requires frequent calls to obtain “cooling times” for decedents being evaluated as potential tissue donors. These calls are a distraction to the autopsy technicians’ primary duties and the information obtained may be inaccurate. Automation and validation of cooling time data collection would reduce the risk of inaccurate time logging and time to determine tissue donor suitability. These improvements could lead to a reduction in bacterial contamination improving recipient safety.