Aster clinical transplant nursing program

The three month certificate course(9 June 2017 to 9 sept 2017)in transplantation nursing concluded today. 30 nurses from four hospitals in three states attended. There was a two month online didactic program with live lectures from within India and abroad followed by a one month competency and skills assessment, as well as peer initiated teaching and shadowing senior nurses in icu. Lalita and Sumana from Mohan foundation conducted the soft skills and communication course.Mohan foundation conducted the grief counseling and communications skills course.

This is the first course of its kind in India it combines a unique hybrid format of online + immersion for short periods of intense training. Training was imparted by doctors and nursing tutors. Soft skills communication and grief counseling are integral skills to medicine today’s, and were part of the curriculum

Addressing the group Dr Nitish Shetty, CEO said that it is increasingly recognized that nurses also need subspecialty skills and training to meet the demands of quarter nary specialties such as transplant.