By Eugenia Trigoso Arjona & Julia Ruíz Pato
Despite all the difficulties we faced because of COVID -19, we have tried to continue working with the same enthusiasm, trying to meet our objectives of collaboration, training and support for nurses caring for patients facing HSCT in developing countries.
As our colleagues from LABMT said: “The key objectives of our Nurses Group are to promote new developments, education, collaboration and participation of nurses working in the field of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.”
And how have we achieved this? EBMT and LABMT are collaborating in offering live webinars for nurses, hosted by experts from both societies’ members.
The objective of these webinars is to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to guarantee quality care to those patients who receive a hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
All the live webinars were hosted in Spanish and finalized in December 2020. From now on, these will be available on the EBMT e-learning platform. The fact of having chosen 10 hours of training is not arbitrary since it is the number of hours of annual training recommended in the JACIE standards.
In this course, the webinar’s content has been translated also into English. EBMT and LABMT will provide a certificate to those attendees who pass the exam.
Projects for 2021 - if the pandemic allows us - include:
- EBMT MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES PEDIATRIC ADVANCED CARE TRAINING (EMPACT) 2021-2022
A pilot educational program endorsed by the EBMT Paediatric Diseases Working Party, the Nurses Global Educational Committee (GEC) and Nurses Paediatric Committee. Supported by DKMS and Cure2Children
The objective is to provide a pilot experience in the development of Advanced Practice Providers (APP) curriculum specifically for paediatric BMT nurses expected to work in MICs. APP, also known as nurse practitioners.
- SUPPORT EAST FORUM NURSES GROUP
Together with our collaboration objectives, our aim is to work together with the East Forum in its new phase, rebuilding nurses’ group and supporting training programs.