The new kidney allocation system, approved by the OPTN/UNOS board of directors in 2013, will be implemented this winter. Transplant hospitals need to prepare for a successful transition to the new system by inputting and updating patient data. Go to WaitlistSM online help documentation in UNetSM to access training recordings about system updates and reports.
The national kidney allocation system will be revised to enhance post-transplant survival, increase utilization of donated kidneys and increase transplant access for biologically disadvantaged candidates. The changes are estimated to result in more than 8,000 additional life years achieved annually from the current pool of deceased donor kidneys, while improving access for sensitized candidates and blood type B candidates.
In addition to changes in kidney allocation, there will be changes to pancreas allocation later this year, which will affect kidney-pancreas allocation. The changes establish specific qualifying criteria for kidney-pancreas transplant candidates.
This 53-minute session (released May 23, 2014) will prepare you for the upcoming changes and will focus on the following functionality in Waitlist:
- Locating the EPTS Data Verification report
- Managing data using the EPTS Data Verification report
- Identifying fields added to candidate pages
- Updating KDPI listing defaults
In this 18 minute presentation, transplant professionals will gain an understanding of new reports that are being added to UNetSM , beginning June 19, 2014. The training will help transplant programs identify candidates who need action or updates to maintain their priority and/or preference. The presentation will also show another report that allows programs to see how their candidates will be ranked by candidate-related points in the revised kidney allocation system.
The training focuses on the following:
- Identifying new fields available in custom reports.
- Describing possible display changes following unacceptable antigen import.
- Using new reports to help identify missing or expired data.
- Building the Kidney Candidate Points Report.
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