18 December, 2020

1st TPM online course in KSA launched in December 2020

DTI Foundation and Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT) are implementing a project to train healthcare professionals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with the goal to improve and consolidate its deceased organ donation program.

KSA is facing a challenge in this field and during the past two years they have been developing pilot programs to establish quality indicators that would improve organ donation rates.

This project will include 4 TPM intermediate courses from September 2020 to June 2021 and train professionals from across the KSA. Furthermore, to reinforce the organ donation programs, the project contemplates the organization of local seminars specially aimed at policy makers and non-health care professionals.

1st KSA online course

The first TPM course was delivered online from 14th to 16th of December involving around 50 ICU doctors, transplant coordinators and nurses from more than 30 different hospitals. An interactive and dynamically designed program was led by a renowned group of experts from Spain, Italy, Croatia and Belgium and local faculty from KSA.

The training explored fundamental aspects of organ donation and transplantation including donor detection and evaluation, brain death diagnosis, donor management, family approach, organ recovery and allocation, deceased organ donation in KSA and latest updates on organ donation in times of COVID-19.