- Lung and heart-lung transplant program directors, program administrators, data coordinators, clinical coordinators, quality coordinators, quality directors/managers, and clinical support staff
- All UNet℠ users
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June 30, 2020
Effective June 30, 2020, new data elements are being captured within the graft function section of the Transplant Recipient Follow-up form, or TRF.
What you need to do
Lung and heart-lung transplant programs are now required to provide additional data. Previously, the TRF for adult and pediatric lung and heart-lung recipients collected lung graft function status primarily limited to bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). Effective June 30, the 6-month, 1-5 year, and 6+ year TRFs have been modified in UNetSM for both adult and pediatric lung and heart-lung. Changes have also been made to interim forms. Read the 2018 briefing paper.
Below, you will find a list of the data elements that have been added, modified or removed from the TRF effective June 30. These are accessible within a patient’s medical record for both clinical and non-clinical coordinators.
New data elements that have been added
- New graft function data for all adult and pediatric lung and heart-lung transplant recipients on the relevant TRF
- “Forced Vital Capacity (FVC)”
- “Forced Expiratory Flow 25–75% (FEF 25–75)”
Data elements that have been modified
- “FEV1” will now be reported in “L” instead of “%”
- “O2 requirement at rest” will change to “supplemental O2 requirements at rest and/or with exercise”
Data elements that have been removed
- “Brochiolitis obliterans syndrome”
- “Bronchial stricture”
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