Pre-implementation system notice: Modification of the lung transplant recipient follow-up form (TRF)

Pre-implementation system notice: Modification of the lung transplant recipient follow-up form (TRF)

Audience

  • Lung and heart-lung transplant program directors, program administrators, data coordinators, clinical coordinators, compliance/regulatory affairs and clinical support staff.
  • Please share this notice with anyone in your organization who would benefit from this information.

Implementation date

June 30, 2020

At-a-glance statement

Effective June 30, 2020, new data elements will need to be captured within the graft function section of the Transplant Recipient Follow-up form (TRF).

What you need to do

Lung and heart-lung transplant programs will be required to provide additional data. Currently, the TRF for adult and pediatric lung and heart-lung recipients collects lung graft function status primarily limited to bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). On June 30, the 6-month, 1-5 year, and 6+ year TRFs will be modified in UNetSM for both adult and pediatric lung and heart-lung. Changes will also be made to interim forms. Read the 2018 briefing paper.

Below, you will find a list of the data elements that will be added, modified or removed from the TRF on June 30. These will be accessible within a patient’s medical record for both clinical and non-clinical coordinators.

New data elements that will be 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 will be 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 will be removed

  • “Brochiolitis obliterans syndrome”
  • “Bronchial stricture”

Additional details

Any data entered in UNet may be subject to OPTN review, and members are required to provide documentation as requested.

More Information

Our IT Customer Service Desk is available 8 am – 7 pm EDT. Contact unethelpdesk@unos.org or 800-978-4334.

If you have any additional questions, please contact member.questions@unos.org.

The Organ Center is available around the clock and can be reached at 800-292-9537.

 

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