Conducting the Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI)


Module One: Historical Perspective - In order to understand the importance of the Donor Risk Assessment Interview and the broad ramifications it holds for both organ and tissue recipients, it’s important to take a look at the historical evolution of donor screening.

Module Two: Effective Interview Techniques - The Donor Risk Assessment Interview contains a variety of questions concerning areas of the donor’s life that can often be perceived by families as very private and sensitive—areas they are afraid may invite judgment of their loved one and areas that are simply difficult for them to talk about with a stranger. Knowing good interview techniques and how to put the interviewee at ease is important to assure that the information provided is accurate, thorough, and truthful.

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Module Three: Understanding & Communicating Medical Terminology - The professional charged with conducting the Donor Risk Assessment Interview should be well-trained, knowledgeable in all aspects of the interview process, and have the ability to communicate clearly and compassionately with grieving families. The interviewer’s knowledge of medical terminology referred to, or utilized, in the questionnaire is integral to the accuracy and effectiveness of the interview.

Module Four: Conducting the Interview - Once the interviewer feels confident in his or her understanding of the medical terminology used in the interview and is competent in translating the meaning of each into lay language, the next step is to become familiar with the rationale behind each question. Understanding the design of the interview questions and the rationale for each enables the interviewer to ask additional specific and probing questions to assure they are obtaining the most complete information available.

Module Five: Documentation Standards - While collecting all Donor Risk Assessment Interview information is critical, equally important is the ability to document that information in an objective, accurate, and concise way.

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Approx. 60 minutes


ABTC: 1.0 Category 1 CEPTC

AATB: 1.2 CEUs Category: Tissue Banking Practices


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