The AMEDD Lessons Learned staff also participates in other DCDD IPATs, including telehealth, mild traumatic brain injury and concussion recovery care, advanced trauma management, prehospital medical informatics, battlefield oxygen requirements, and en route critical care.
The Lessons Learned staff works with the DCDD Force Protection Branch to facilitate data collections through online surveys, setup assistance, and conducting in-person interviews during brigade combat team (BCT) umbrella week collections.
"The goal of this Clinical Intervention Program is to assist eligible entities in the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions to increase procurement of organs in the setting of controlled and/or uncontrolled donation after circulatory determination of death (DCDD).
Additionally, interventions could focus on new and/or improved methods to identify and refer potential DCDDs, develop and implement donation protocols, optimize organ preservation and procurement methods, and assessments of post transplant organ function in the DCDD setting.
This is certainly consistent with the mission of DCDD
and the larger CEC organization.
The report -- Moving Forward in Increasing Organ Donation: Opportunities and Barriers to Uncontrolled DCDD in Major Metropolitan Cities - was developed by a group of transplant professionals who gathered in Washington, DC last December to address the feasibility of DCDD and whether it is equally feasible to donate organ after neurologic determination of death (DNDD).
The group's finding was a cautious "yes" provided well-planned local pilot projects and data gathering are conducted to get local transplant programs and the general public to "buy-in" to DCDD, which represents the largest number of untapped donors in the US.
These IPRs also focused on the development of a draft field manual for the MMB Headquarters to be provided to DCDD at the AMEDDC&S.
On 1 August 2005, Colonel Keith Parker, DCDD Director, deployed to Iraq to evaluate the proposed changes to the TOE for the MMB Headquarters by the TF261 MMB and the 32nd Medical Logistics Battalion.
This issue of CDQ addresses many of the areas of interest reflected in the mission of DCDD. In the first article, Hwa-Froelich and Vigil examine the influence of cultural variance on communicative interactions in the literature reviewed.
This type of information is consistent with the mission of DCDD and addresses the need for evidence-based reports that add to our understanding of intervention effects.
The close working relationship between DCDD
and PRO-ED has been a productive and successful collaboration.