12 April, 2021

DTI-CNT Online Training in Organ Donation

DTI Foundation and Istituto Superiore di Sanità – Centro Nazionale Trapianti (ISS-CNT) continue their long-lasting collaboration, which started in 1999. Along these 22 years, 3825 participants have been trained in 98 courses of different modalities.

During the current year, a Self-Study Online Course in Organ Donation and 3 live sessions titled Organ Donation Update in Covid-19 Times have been developed.

The self-study course lasted one month (11th January-22nd February) and aimed at introducing the participants into the field of deceased and living organ donation. The theoretical content was divided in 10 topics (Donor Detection System, Brain Death Diagnosis, Donor Management, Family Approach, Organ Recovery and Preservation, Organ Allocation Criteria, controlled and uncontrolled Donation after Circulatory Death) and complemented with self-assessing activities.

UEMS-EACCME© certification was provided.

The live sessions were distributed in 3 days (1st-3rd March) with the main aim to provide an update on how much the pandemic has affected donation and transplantation activities and how important and necessary it is to continue updating and training healthcare professionals from this field in this context. The faculty included experts from both countries, Italy and Spain.

A total of 67 participants completed the program and were certified also with CME Italian credits.