Saving Sepsis: How to Rule Donors In

Recorded On: 10/18/2018

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Making a determination about whether or not a donor was septic at the time of death can be a difficult task, but it is an important one. During this session, Dr. Beverly Forsyth discusses sepsis and what eye banker professionals need to know and look for to determine whether or not a donor is eligible for donation. Following Dr. Forsyth’s presentation, two eye representatives discuss tools and processes for screening donors for sepsis. Learn more about sepsis and what to consider in making a donor eligibility determination. Purchase this webinar recording today!

Recording Length: 1 Hour

CEU: 1

Note: If you purchase the “Group Training” option for an educational session, up to 15 individuals from your eye bank may receive CEU credit for the session. In order for those individuals to have access to the session, please send the list of names to Please note that all individuals will need to have an eyeLEARN account in order to have access to the session. To activate and log into your eyeLEARN account, simply use your EBAA credentials that you use to log into the EBAA Member’s Section. Once Genevieve Casaceli has received the list of names, and their accounts have been activated in eyeLEARN, Genevieve will give each person access to the session, and they will be able to view the session and obtain CEU credit. If you prefer to watch as a group, please use a group signature sheet to claim credit.

Dr. Beverly Forsyth

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Beverly Forsyth, MD, has a dual appointment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medical Education. She has an BA from Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, and received her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. At Mount Sinai, she is a clinician-educator and she combines a clinical HIV practice with teaching and participation in scholarly work in medical education.

Sharlepe Rupp, MPA, CEBT

Donor Network of Arizona

Sharlene Rupp, MPA, CEBT, has worked in the field of transplantation since 2007 at Donor Network of Arizona. She started her career in tissue recovery transferring to the Ocular Supervisor role in 2013. Sharlene completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Biology, and Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Care management from Grand Canyon University. For the last 5 years, Sharlene has overseen the recovery, distribution, and processing at the eye bank at Donor Network of Arizona.

Trisha Tavolazzi, CEBT

San Diego Eye Bank

Trisha Tavolazzi, CEBT, has worked for the San Diego Eye Bank since she first began in eye banking five years ago. Trisha obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and is currently an eye bank technician, donor eligibility coordinator, and lead research technician. Trisha loves what she does and feels very fulfilled in her job.


Webinar Recording
Recorded 10/18/2018
Recorded 10/18/2018 This is a recording of the webinar presentation, "Saving Sepsis: How to Rule Donors In."
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1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available