Table 1

Strategies to maximise adherence to study interventions and co-interventions

1.In-person training of two representatives (study coordinators) from each participating site on the conduct of family interviews.
2.Provision of an online course for the training of all ICU team members and IHTC members on how to prepare for and conduct a family interview. A family interview support guide will also be made available.
3.On-site training of ICU team members and IHTC members of all hospitals in the intervention group. The training aims to provide guidance on the methods for administration of the goal-directed checklist for the management of potential organ donors to as many ICU and IHTC professionals as possible.
4.Monthly reports with the number of potential donors screened and included will be sent by electronic message, in the form of a newsletter, to all members of the health team comprising of professionals from the ICU and IHTC.
5.The local co-ordinators of the participating sites will be contacted by the study central office co-ordinators whenever there is a failure to adhere to the protocol or to complete the patient’s clinical record form.
6.The local coordinators of the participating sites will receive, whenever a patient is included, electronic messages to remind them of the need to administer the bedside goal-directed checklist and prompt the medical team on management during the stay of potential organ donors in the ICU.
7.Remote support from the study coordinators and central office will be made available to all local coordinators for any questions related to the study.
  • ICU, intensive care unit; IHTC, intrahospital transplant coordination.