More than 50 healthcare professionals, including physicians, intensivists and nurses, from Trivandrum Medical College in Kerala, India, attended the TPM online intermediate course that took place between January 18th and 20th. This was possible thanks to the collaboration between DTI Foundation and KNOS (Kerala Network for Organ Sharing) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Kerala, and the funding of Eurofins.
Faculty from DTI and local experts from India gave lectures and the corresponding workshops. Dr. Marco Sacchi, from Italy, and Dr. Marián Irazábal, from Spain, gave a class about Organ Donation update in Covid times, a recently added subject given the current circumstances. Dr. Chitra P, from India, taught Death by neurological criteria alongside Spanish doctor Ignacio Martínez. Dr. Núria Masnou, who talked about Breaking bad news and family approach, complemented with Dr. Raman Muraleedharan’s contribution.
The main goal of the TPM intermediate online course was providing knowledge on organ donation to healthcare professionals, while empowering detection of potential donors and, thus, increasing the donation rates.
Kerala is a state in the south-eastern region of India, with a population of approximately 35 million people. Kerala has been fighting against bad practice in deceased organ donation observed in other states in India. KNOS’s aim is to specialize their healthcare professionals in the deceased organ donation process to change these tendencies and start walking towards an organ donation and transplantation system that contributes to improving the quality of life of its population.