Likely has less sensitivity (than nasopharyngeal) Done as close as possible to organ recovery Does not replace endotracheal aspirate, but often done prior to donation consideration.
Jennifer (Jen) Woolfsmith is a full time Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Project Management Professional (PMP) with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has worked for NOVA Chemicals for the last 20 years, currently serving as the Chief of Staff. Her professional career has given her so much and taken her on life adventures to the UK, Pittsburgh and Houston, but her greatest adventure comes in the form of her family. Her husband, Dan, and her are Maritimers who now call Calgary home. They have 2 amazing boys, Owen and Declan, as well as their beautiful girl, Mackenzy. In May 2012, Mackenzy passed away after suffering catastrophic injuries at the hand of her daycare provider; she became an organ donor just shy of her 2nd birthday. Since her death, Jen has taken any opportunity to brag about her and the lasting impact she continues to leave on this world. She believes that organ donation can offer a potential source of hope to the bereaved, as it did for her, and want to see every family have the opportunity to choose organ donation if it is right for them and their loved ones.