Title Interactive Educational Material for Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Nurses
Project Number 503223-LLP-1-2009-1-TR-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Within the scope of our project, an innovative and up-to-date interactive educational material equipped with practical knowledge was developed for pediatric bone marrow transplantation nurses. The developed system provides opportunity for pediatric BMT nurses to determine their own educational needs with its self-assessment, evaluation and guiding tools. In addition, the proficiency level determination tests will provide immediate feedback to the users.
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.
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 educational needs of BMT nurses, especially in pediatric areas, unfortunately there are very few and inadequate guiding materials available at present.
Based on these conditions, 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.
The e-training material developed within the scope of our project aims to increase skill and knowledge levels of BMT nurses in Europe by using interactive web based tools. The e-training material will work on its official web portal. Each user will be able to reach the educational portal by using his/her specific password. This will enable the users to access the information simultaneously from all over the Europe.
The e-training and self-evaluation and measurement tools developed within the scope of the project was 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 encompasses courses and case studies on important topics relating to pediatric BMT. In the self-evaluation and measurement section, there are quizzes related to the content developed on 36 different topics The multi-language portal is in Turkish, English, German, Spanish and Czech languages, and it also contains forum area "nurse cafe" 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.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
open and distance learning
Product information Project has an official web portal on www.bmtcare.com, on which the content developed within the project life cycle was uploaded with the means of developed e-training tool. Web portal and e-training tool within the portal were traslated in English and partners'respective languages (TR,DE,ES,CZE) parallel to content development. The project web portal is the main tool for partners communication,project management, content development, and dissemination and exploitation of project outputs.