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1

who must carry out brainstem death testing

two qualified doctors who have been registered for at least 5 years, one is a consultant
neither can be a member of the transplant team

must be done twice

2

what are the 3 criterior for carrying out testing

preconditions
reversible influences on consciousness level must be excluded
formal testing of brain stem activity

3

what are the preconditions for testing

irreversible brain damage from a known cause
unconscious, apnoeic, mechanically ventilated

no sedative drugs, hypothermia etc

4

what tests are carried out

pupillary response to light
corneal reflex
oculovestibular reflexes
motor response to supra orbital pressure
cough reflex
apnnoea test

5

when is the time of death

after the first test indicates death