MOHAN Foundation successfully conducted the online one-month ‘Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate’ course from 1st to 29th August 2021 on the MOODLE platform. A total of 28 participants from different parts of India enrolled for the course (Maharashtra (8), Tamil Nadu (6), Uttar Pradesh (1), Rajasthan (1), Karnataka (5), Gujarat (2), Assam (1), Haryana (1), Kerala (1), Haryana (1) and Delhi (1)). The participants came from various cadres of healthcare and other professions like administration, medicine, nursing, social work, patient care counsellor, dialysis and lab technician and legal consultant.
The participants received credentials to access the resource materials made available for 4 weeks. Any query raised was promptly answered through phone calls, email and WhatsApp chat. A WhatsApp group was maintained to communicate instructions and notifications regarding the course.
Weekend webinars were held on Saturdays in the evening from 4 pm to 6 pm where the participants got to attend guest lectures and experience virtual interactions. The faculty for the webinars from MOHAN Foundation were Ms. Sujatha Suriyamoorthi, Associate Director - Courses, Mr. T. S. Siva Shankar, Marketing Coordinator and Ms. Elizabeth Prasanna, Programme Associate. The guest speakers who contributed were Mrs. Mayuri Barge, Manager- Organ Transplant Program, Dr. D. Y. Patil Hospital (Pune) and Mr. Johnson, Manager - Transplant Services, Kauvery Hospitals, Chennai. The webinar enabled participants to clarify their doubts with the faculty.
A session on ‘Role-play’ was conducted in an attempt to give participants hands-on training on counselling family members while they are grieving and approaching them for organ donation. The faculty included Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, Country Director, MOHAN Foundation, Dr. Banu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator, MOHAN Foundation, Mr. Yuvaraj Boopathi, Senior Transplant Coordinator, KIMS Hospital, Hyderabad and Mr. Ruban Victor, Transplant Coordinator- Heart & Lung, Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai. The participants were divided into four groups using the breakout rooms. The faculty in each group narrated a challenging situation to the participants and invited them to share their perspectives. The session was wrapped up with observations and feedback shared by the faculty.
At the end of the 4-week training period, an online examination was conducted. A total of 27 out of 28 candidates passed the exam and received their online certificates. The participants also shared their feedback/ reviews about the course.