The one-month online Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate course was conducted on the MOODLE platform from 1st to 29th September 2021. There was a total of 33 participants from different parts of India who enrolled for the course (Karnataka (3), Gujarat (2), Uttar Pradesh (3), Delhi (1), Odisha (2), Tamil Nadu (9), Kerala (4), Rajasthan (1), Bihar (1), Maharashtra (6), Madhya Pradesh (1)). The participants came from various cadres of healthcare and other professions like administration, doctor, nurse, social worker, patient care counsellor, manager operations, pharmacist and others.
The participants received credentials to access the resource materials made available for 4 weeks. Apart from email communications, a WhatsApp group was maintained to communicate instructions and notifications regarding the course. Queries raised by the participants were addressed through phone calls, email and WhatsApp chat.
Weekend webinars were held on Saturdays in the evening from 4pm to 6pm 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, Ms. Elizabeth Prasanna, Programme Associate. The guest speaker who contributed was Ms. Sendhamarai Selvi, Transplant Coordinator, Madras Medical Mission Hospital, Chennai. The webinar enabled participants to clarify their doubts with the faculty.
A session on ‘Role-play’ to demonstrate approaching families for organ donation was organised for the participants. The faculty for the session included Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, Country Director, MOHAN Foundation, Ms. Sujatha Suriyamoorthi, Associate Director - Courses, MOHAN Foundation, Mr. Santhosh Gnanasekaran, Transplant Coordinator, Fortis Healthcare, Chennai and Mrs. Sharmila Padhye, Transplant Coordinator, Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospital, Pune. The participants were divided into four groups using the breakout rooms and each group was monitored by a faculty. The faculty in each group narrated a challenging situation and the participants were asked to role-play their perspectives to experience the family approach and the challenges faced while facilitating deceased organ donation. The session came to a wrap with observations and feedback shared by faculty.
At the end of the 4-week training period, an online examination was conducted. A total of 32 out of 33 candidates passed the exam and received their online certificates. The participants also shared their feedback/ reviews about the course.