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EBMT Turkey Nurses Group - Activity update

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By Seckin Eedal, Chair, EBMT Turkey National Group

The National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Nursing Consensus Meeting was held in Istanbul on the 15th of December 2018. More than 200 HCT nurses from 84 centers attended the meeting around Turkey. This consensus programme was supported by Turkish Apheresis Association (TAA).

The clinical nursing practices were determined under 5 main topics such as Mucositis, Central Catheter Care, Neutropenic Diet, Protective Isolation and Skin Care. Topics were voted for decisions. It was a successful meeting which was highly crucial for our professional development.

The standardization of patient care based on clinical study results are important in order to improve the quality of nursing care, patient safety and patient satisfaction. This consensus was important to define nursing care practices in children and adult bone marrow transplantation (BMT) units in order to determine the discussion topics. After the meeting the consensus book was written and published on September 2020.

Turkey NG_Consensus Book Cover

During 2019, the Turkey Nurses Group organized educational courses:

  1. National Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Congress-Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Nursing Course, 6 April2019, Istanbul
  2. Stem Cell Transplantation Nursing Course atAcibadem Altunizade Hospital,19 April 2019, Istanbul 
  3. Basic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Nursing Course29 June 2019, Samsun 
  4. 2nd CMWP Scientific & Educational Meeting- Local Supportfor Nursing Program,19 October,2019 Istanbul 
  5. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Nursing Course at Anadolu Medical Center, 26 October2019, Istanbul

Upcoming educational course for junior BMT Nurses

Turkey NG_Educational Course for junior BMT Nurses_28 Nov. 2020