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The final Project meeting was held on 21-22nd of September, 2012 at Antalya, Turkey with the special participation of Prof. Dr. Wolfram Ebell from Charity University, Berlin.

Pilot studies were conducted in Turkey (Anadolu Medical Center, Hacettepe University Hospital, Oncology Nurses Association’s Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Nursing Course, Akdeniz University Hospital, and Dışkapı Children’s Health and Diseases Oncology Hospital), Czech Republic (Motol University Hospital) Spain (La Fe University Hospital), and Germany (Charite University Hospital) throughout September 2012.

Head Nurse Nevin Çetin and Project Group Team Member Ajdan Küçükçiftçi introduced the project and bmtcare web portal via the dissemination activity made at Anadolu Medical Center in İstanbul on 17th September, 2012.

Head Nurse Nevin Çetin introduced the project and bmtcare web portal via the dissemination activity made at Oncology Nurses Association’s Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Nursing Course on 20th September, 2012

Prof. Dr. Duygu Uçkan, Head Nurse Nevin Çetin and other project group team members from Hemosoft introduced the project and bmtcare web portal via the dissemination activity made at Akdeniz University Hospital, Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit in Antalya on 21st September, 2012.

The 3rd Scientific Meeting of the Project was held on 26-27th of April, 2012, at Bremen University, in Bremen Germany with the participation of guest participant Prof. Dr. Wolfram Ebell from Charity University, Berlin.

Dr. Petr Sedlaçek and Dr. Duygu Uçkan attended the 38th Annual Meeting of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation on 1-4 April 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Head Nurse Nevin Çetin and Senior Nurse Güliz Karataş from Hacettepe University Hospital Pediatric BMT Unit disseminated our project results at the 7th National BMT and Stem Cell Treatments Congress in Antalya, Turkey on behalf of our project group.

Our project group participated and disseminated project outputs to pediatric BMT nurses at “The 8th Meeting of the EBMT Pediatric Diseases WP” on 7-9 June 2012, in Prague, Czech Republic

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Prof Dr. Duygu Uçkan, Head Nurse Nevin Çetin and other project group team members from Hemosoft introduced the project and bmtcare web portal via the dissemination activity made at Dışkapı Children’s Health and Diseases Oncology Hospital in Ankara on 3rd September, 2012.

Our project group participated and disseminated project outputs to pediatric BMT nurses at “The 8th Meeting of the EBMT Pediatric Diseases WP” on 7-9 June 2012, in Prague, Czech Republic

Dr. Petr Sedlaçek and Dr. Duygu Uçkan attended the 38th Annual Meeting of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation on 1-4 April 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Head Nurse Nevin Çetin and Senior Nurse Güliz Karataş from Hacettepe University Hospital Pediatric BMT Unit disseminated our project results at the 7th National BMT and Stem Cell Treatments Congress in Antalya, Turkey on behalf of our project group.

Project Kick-off Meeting Convened in Istanbul, Turkey
Kick-off Meeting of the Project titled Interactive Educational Material for Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Nurses convened in Istanbul, Turkey on 14 December 2010. Representatives of the Project partners as well as guests invited by Hemosoft (Project Coordinator - P1) attended the Meeting.

The meeting was inaugurated by Hemosoft, Project Coordinator (P1)'s project development team. Members of Hemosoft's project development team introduced themselves, made a presentation on Hemosoft's company profile, talked about previous Leonardo da Vinci Project experience of Hemosoft and thanked all partners for taking part in this very important project. All partners then introduced themselves and made presentations about their respective organizations. This was followed by further presentations by the Hemosoft team, Hacettepe University (P2) Project Manager and the guests from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). It was particularly beneficial to have the EACEA observers among the participants of the Meeting as they provided invaluable information about the administrative and financial aspects of the project and answered questions raised by other participants. Discussions on several important issues were held among the partners during the presentations and discussion sessions.
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About Project

The objective of this project is to develop an interactive e-training tool for the pediatric BMT nurses in order to provide them with online training opportunities including courses, case studies, self-measurement and evaluation tools and consequently contribute to the improvement of patient care services and patient safety in the long-term.

 

Remain Professionally Up-to-date

Within the scope of our project, an innovative and up-to-date interactive training material equipped with practical knowledge will be developed for pediatric bone marrow transplantation nurses. The developed system will provide opportunity for pediatric BMT nurses to determine their own training needs with its self-assessment, evaluation and guiding tools. In addition, the proficiency level determination tests will provide immediate feedback to the users.

 

Basis

Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation that is strongly related to high morbidity and mortality rates, places a huge economic burden on patients, patient families and related countries with its low cost/benefit ratio. Hematopoietic bone marrow transplantation method is used in treatment of several pathological diseases varying from cancer and non-cancer blood diseases to metabolic, immunological, and neurodegenerative diseases in children.Most of the diseases that are treated with bone marrow transplantation require special nurse care services in terms of age, nutrition, neurological development and general condition of the patient during pre-transplantation, transplantation and post-transplantation periods. Nursing services have great importance in the success of transplantation. Bone marrow transplantation nurses are one of the most critical personnel group in sustainability of patients' health as well as success and economic efficiency of the transplantation unit. Thus, pediatric BMT nurses are in need of vocational information, guidance and new education materials. However, despite the training needs of BMT nurses, especially in pediatric areas, unfortunately there are very few and inadequate guiding materials available at present.

 

Target

Based on the conditions mentioned above, we have developed a project to address the training problems of pediatric BMT nurses within the framework of European Commission's Lifelong Learning - Leonardo da Vinci Programme for Vocational Education and Training. The overall aim of the project is utilization of nursing care in the pediatric bone marrow transplantation field in the most efficient and supportive way in order to increase the success rate in bone marrow transplantation procedures and post-transplantation care services and consequently contribute to public health.

 

Outputs and Added Value

The e-training and self-evaluation and measurement tools to be developed within the scope of the project are planned to supplement the BMT nurses' theoretical and practical knowledge and contribute to the standardization process in daily practice. The e-library section of the portal will encompass courses and case studies on important topics relating to pediatric BMT. In the self-evaluation and measurement section, there will be quizzes involving three groups of questions: questions regarding each course, questions for general level assessment and questions for self-evaluation. The multi-language portal that will be in Turkish, English, German, Spanish and Czech languages in the short-term, would also contain forums where nurses, physicians and patients can share information and exchange views. Pediatric BMT administration protocols addressed in current literature generally cover preparation regimes only. There is lack of knowledge in supportive therapy and services especially in pediatric BMT. Therefore our project aims at pediatric BMT nurse training which we believe would lead to an improvement in patient safety in the long-term.