2013 - ISODP 2013 Congress


Oral Presentation 7 on Education and Communications 1

14.5 - Training course in donation for hospital nursing staff in Galicia: analysis and results before and after the course.

Presenter: Jacinto, Sanchez-Ibanez, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Authors: Jacinto Sanchez-Ibañez, Marta Alvarez Vazquez, Encarnacion Bouzas Caamaño, Carlos Leon Vara Perez, Juan Cortes Cañones, Maria Isabel Alvarez Dieguez, Francisco Garcia Novio, Luis Amador Barciela


Training course in donation for hospital nursing staff in Galicia: analysis and results before and after the course.

Jacinto Sanchez-Ibañez1, Marta Alvarez Vazquez1, Encarnacion Bouzas Caamaño1, Carlos Leon Vara Perez2, Juan Cortes Cañones3, Maria Isabel Alvarez Dieguez4, Francisco Garcia Novio5, Luis Amador Barciela2

1Regional Transplant Coordination, Galician health Service, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2Hospital Transplant Coordination Unit, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Vigo, Vigo, Spain, 3Hospital Transplant Coordination Unit, Complejo Hospitalario Ourense, Ourense, Spain, 4Hospital Transplant Coordination Unit, Complejo Hospitalario Ferrol, Ferrol, Spain, 5Hospital Transplant Coordination Unit, Complejo Hospitalario Lugo, Lugo, Spain

Background: The level of knowledge of donation and transplantation together with that of hospital nursing staff awareness is crucial in improving the positive atmosphere around donation.

Aim: We designed in Galicia training courses for nursing staff in all the hospitals authorized for donation and compared their knowledge of and attitude to the donation and transplantation process before and after the course.

Material and Methods:, 55 accredited courses were held between 2008 and the 1 of June 2013. A questionnaire was completed before and after the course and the answers were analyzed. The variables studied were: gender, age, type of hospital (only procurement or procurement and transplant); type of unit (donor’s unit or not)

Results: 1,697 health professionals took part in the courses, of whom 75.8% completed the questionnaire before and after the course. 95.7% were female and 4.3% male. The average age was 41.8 years (S.D. 9.3 years).. 96.5% of the participants had a positive attitude before the course. Before the course 61.7% recognized the diagnosis of brain death as the death of the patient, this figure rising to 95.6% (p<0,000) after the course. Before the course only 49,5% were familiar with Spanish legislation on consent, changing after the course to 89.8% (p<0.000). The most appropriate moment to talk about donation was recognized before the course by 80,4% of participants, and afterwards by 93.9% (p<0,000).

Conclusion: Hospital staff’s awareness in donation is important to avoid misunderstandings with relatives and to create a positive environment. The results show that training courses for hospital nursing staff should be part of any action plan.


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