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From: Neumann, Robert T []

Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2015 3:30 PM
To: Ornelas, David
Subject: Re: Brain Death Policy
Hello David, These changes look good.
Robert Neumann MD PhD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical Director, UCH Neuro ICU
Co-Director, UCH Stroke Program

From: Newsome, Franklin

Sent: Monday, March 9, 2015 2:57 PM
To: Ornelas, David
Subject: FW: Brain Death Policy Revision
I cant remember if I got back to you on the Brain death Policy or not. I will have to approve on the unit level. Did
Dr Neumann receive a copy to sign off? Is it in the correct format yet?
(Author did not provide signature)

Hi David,
If you are moving this policy towards a system wide policy we will not need to review the policy, it
should go directly to CPGG to review. We will update our database to reflect this information. Thanks
for letting us know!
Thank you,
Darby Root
Program Support Assistant
Neurosciences & Dialysis
Professional Practice Policy and Procedure Committee
Phone: 720-848-8018
Mail Stop: F778

David, as a stakeholder in the South region, I approve the revisions that have been made to the Brain
Death policy. Thank you for your work on this.

Leighann Jock MSN, RN, CCNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist for Critical Care
Memorial Hospital, University of Colorado Health
Yes, from my standpoint. Didn't sound like Dr. Neumann had any further concerns either, but you may
want to check a last time. I'm good with it.
John H. McVicker, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Neurosurgery/Neuro-critical Care
Director Neurosciences
Memorial HospitalUniversity of Colorado Health
cell/text: 303-589-8313
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On Aug 3, 2015, at 17:41, Ornelas, David <> wrote:

Dr McVicker,

Thank you for taking it upon yourself to speak with Dr Neumann about this. It's really cool to see staff
work together from other regions. With these changes may I assume approval for the policy?

Thank you again and have a great week.

David Ornelas RN, BSN, CCRN

Charge Nurse, Neuro-Surgical ICU
University of Colorado Hospital
From: Thorkildsen, Christine
Sent: Monday, August 5, 2015 9:22 AM
To: Ornelas, David
Subject: RE: Brain Death
Hi David,
I have reviewed the policy and have one concern. MCR has multiple providers that
can determine brain death. Trauma surgery, neurology, neurosurgery and
pulmonology. I would like that to be stated somehow in the policy for the north
region. Otherwise, I approve the policy.
Christine Thorkildsen, RN, CCRN
Trauma Program Manager
Medical Center of the Rockies
2500 Rocky Mountain Avenue