Survey deadline extended
The deadline for the UNOS 2019 staffing survey has been extended from May 31 through Dec. 31, 2020. The extension is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will ensure maximum participation from as many centers as possible.
Accessible from the Transplant Administrator section of UNet℠, the survey allows users to contribute program-specific demographic information, including the number of patient referrals and clinic visits.
It also collects personnel information like the number of full time clinical coordinators and other staff positions and the ratio of full-time employees to the number of transplants.
All transplant administrators are able to complete the survey for their respective transplant programs. After contributing this information, administrators can view and analyze their own data, and can aggregate data of similar-sized programs, not only in their region but across the country.
To access the survey, click the Transplant Administrators icon. Select “Staffing Survey,” and then “Create New Survey.”
Before you begin the survey, you will want to have the following numbers for 2019 available:
- Referrals to program
- Pre-transplant clinic visits
- Pre-transplant evaluations
- Post-transplant clinic visits
- Living donor evaluations
- Total number of patients followed pre- and post-transplant
- VADs implanted, if applicable
- VAD post-implant visits
- VADs your center is maintaining
As in prior years, only programs that complete surveys for their organ-specific programs will have access to the summary and comparison data. The intent of this restriction is to maximize participation, since the value of the survey is greatly enhanced when more transplant programs participate. First assessments of the data will begin in summer 2020.
Please contact UNOS Customer Service with technical questions at 1-800-978-4334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UNOS COVID-19 resources page is updated regularly with the most current information and resources on COVID-19 related system changes. Please check back frequently for updates.