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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about the history of the development of brain death criteria, including recent controversies and criteria updates.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explain the history of brain death, including some important controversies and position statements that have guided health care professionals in understanding this concept.
  2. Discuss the applicable nursing considerations when caring for patients declared brain dead and their families.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.0 CH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH
  • GA - BON 1.0 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: AJN0320
Published: March 2020
Expires: 3/4/2022
Collections: Transplant
Required Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Authors: Aimee Milliken, PhD, RN; Melissa Uveges, PhD, RN
Categories: Ethical , Neurological
Specialties: Acute Care, Neurology
Topics: Brain Death , Ethics