Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities for Hospital Professionals

Iowa Donor Network offers a variety of educational opportunities for hospital professionals including but not limited to nurses, physicians, social workers, respiratory therapists, and chaplains.

  • In-person presentations (nursing contact hours offered at no charge for presentations at least 60 minutes in length)
  • Customized education tailored to audience, information requested, and time limits
  • Online training and computer-based learning modules
  • One-page educational resources and clinical trigger cards

Iowa Donor Network is also available to partner with your hospital to help ensure that all Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s Conditions of Participation are met. This may include training for new employees, annual training for all employees, updates on policy and procedure changes, or when issues are identified through the hospital's QAPI program.

Available Online Training:

Donation 101: The Hospital's Role

The opportunity to donate one's organs, tissues, and eyes is an important and enduring decision for anyone. Healthcare professionals are an integral part of the donation process. The purpose of this course is to provide a general overview of the healthcare professional's role in the donation process :

  • Describe the hospital's role and responsibility in the donation process 

  • Identify how and when to notify Iowa Donor Network

  • Summarize the importance of using discretion and sensitivity with potential donor families

  • State the role of IDN in the consent process

  • Identify organs and tissues for donation and transplantation


Organ Donation Toolbox

The Organ Donation Toolbox was developed to provide donor hospitals and organ procurement organizations easy access to a variety of best practices resources including templates, articles, forms and presentations on numerous donor management related topics. 

Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.