BMTCARE - Interactive Educational Material for Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Nurses


Interactive Educational Material for Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Nurses

Within the scope of our project, an innovative and up-to-date interactive training material equipped with practical knowledge will be developed for pediatric bone marrow transplantation nurses. The developed system will provide opportunity for pediatric BMT nurses to determine their own training needs with its self-assessment, evaluation and guiding tools. In addition, the proficiency level determination tests will provide immediate feedback to the users.

Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation that is strongly related to high morbidity and mortality rates, places a huge economic burden on patients, patient families and related countries with its low cost/benefit ratio. Hematopoietic bone marrow transplantation method is used in treatment of several pathological diseases varying from cancer and non-cancer blood diseases to metabolic, immunological, and neurodegenerative diseases in children. Most of the diseases that are treated with bone marrow transplantation require special nurse care services in terms of age, nutrition, neurological development and general condition of the patient during pre-transplantation, transplantation and post-transplantation periods. Nursing services have great importance in the success of transplantation. Bone marrow transplantation nurses are one of the most critical personnel group in sustainability of patients' health as well as success and economic efficiency of the transplantation unit. Thus, pediatric BMT nurses are in need of vocational information, guidance and new education materials. However, despite the training needs of BMT nurses, especially in pediatric areas, unfortunately there are very few and inadequate guiding materials available at present.

Staff: Dr. Yildiray Ogurol (Coordinator), Jan Stüwe


  • Hemosoft IT and Training Services (Lead Partner, Turkey)
  • Hacettepe University (Turkey)
  • Hospital Universitario La Fe (Spain)
  • Charles University (Czech Rep.)

Funding: Leonardo (EU)

Lifetime: 2010 - 2012