The virtual training program in Ghana aims to strengthen the capabilities of healthcare professionals in managing haematologic malignancies, blood transfusions, and sickle cell disease. The course is designed to provide comprehensive and practical knowledge, equipping participants with the skills required to deliver superior care in these critical areas. It utilizes a combination of lectures, interactive sessions, and a compelling case study to facilitate learning.
The program outlines five specific objectives: Firstly, it intends to deepen participants' understanding of how haematological malignancies present in children, enabling prompt recognition and diagnosis. Secondly, it focuses on offering a comprehensive overview of the latest treatment strategies for haematological malignancies, empowering attendees to assess and recommend appropriate treatments based on individual patient needs. Thirdly, it emphasizes the collaborative role of pharmacists in ensuring adequate supportive care for children with haematological malignancies, including medication management. Fourthly, the program aims to enhance participants' blood transfusion management skills, improving the safety and effectiveness of blood transfusions in clinical practice. Lastly, it addresses the holistic management of sickle cell disease, a significant health concern in Ghana, encompassing both preventive and therapeutic measures. Overall, this training program aligns with the broader goal of enhancing healthcare outcomes and the quality of life for patients with these conditions.
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This is a virtual event that will take place on Wednesday 24th January 2024 at 4:00 pm. The event will be streamed live on this page.
Target Audience: All Healthcare Professionals
Date: Wednesday 24th January 2024
Time: 1600 GMT (4:00 pm local time)
AGENDA - (VIRTUAL EVENT)
3:50 - 4:00 pm: Welcome
4:00 - 4:05 pm: Introduction
4:05 - 4:25 pm:
4:25 - 4:45 pm:
4:45 - 4:55 pm:
4:55 - 5:00 pm:
5:00 - 5:25 pm: Question and Answer Session All
5:25 - 5:30 pm: Conclusion
The primary aim of this virtual training program is to enhance the capacity of healthcare professionals in Ghana to effectively manage haematologic malignancies, blood transfusions, and sickle cell disease. This course is designed to be comprehensive and practical, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide superior care in these critical areas. The training will be delivered through a combination of lectures, interactive sessions, and a compelling case study.
Upon the conclusion of this training program, participants will have acquired the following competencies:
1. Proficiency in Describing the Presentation of Haematological Malignancies in Children:
2. Competence in Evaluating Treatment Strategies for Haematological Malignancies:
3. Aptitude in Deliberating the Role of Pharmacists in Ensuring Adequate Supportive Care for Children with Haematological Malignancies:
4. Mastery in Enhancing Blood Transfusion Management Skills:
5. Profound Understanding and Application of a Holistic Approach to Sickle Cell Disease Management:
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