Professional Development Programs

Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education
The Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education program was launched in 1996 and has run continuously since inception. As such, it is the longest-running curriculum-based national educational program for hemophilia treatment center (HTC) professionals. The program offers in-person and online comprehensive education for HTC staff and has expanded to include directed educational components for HTC disciplines such as physical therapy, social work, and data management.

Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education is overseen by a broad-based advisory board comprising representatives of the National Hemophilia Foundation, the American Thrombosis & Hemostasis Network (ATHN), and members of the national multidisciplinary HTC network. Funding to support Partners is provided through an unrestricted educational grant from Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Travel and accommodations for program attendees are made possible by the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Inc. (IHTC).

Participation in a Partners program is free!

Basic* Workshop
Basic is designed to be a highly accessible training program offered at regular intervals throughout the year in Indianapolis. Each session is limited to a small number of participants to ensure a personal, interactive learning experience.

The Basic program offers valuable hands-on training through observation of the IHTC comprehensive clinic and interaction with the on-site multidisciplinary staff. The program lasts 2½ days, including comprehensive clinic, post-clinic conference, and classroom teaching.

Click here to view upcoming Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program dates.

Advanced* Workshop
Advanced is offered to nurses/nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have been working in the field of coagulation disorders for at least two years. Admission to the program is at the discretion of the program faculty to ensure a uniform level of expertise among participants.

Accordingly, the curriculum of Advanced is tailored to meet the needs of advanced practitioners who are confident with independent decision making in patients with coagulation disorders. Participants are expected to share practice patterns and contribute to case study discussions.

Advanced is held over two consecutive days at the IHTC and one other site in the U.S. every year.

Advanced 1
The Advanced 1 curriculum includes: Interpretation of laboratory values, prophylaxis, inhibitor development and treatment, and orthopedic management.

Advanced 2
The Advanced 2 curriculum includes: Management of platelet disorders, rare bleeding disorders, von Willebrand disease, and thrombophilia.

Click here to view upcoming Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program dates.

PRN (Provider Resources on the Net)

PartnersPRN is an online collaborative program by the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan, the Great Lakes Region grantee and core center, the IHTC, and Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education.

The goal of PartnersPRN is to address gaps in current training programs for HTC professionals. Building on the demonstrated success of other Partners programs, PartnersPRN utilizes web-based technology to offer online access to selected Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education educational activities.

PartnersPRN offers expanded educational content and resources that providers can access at their convenience. Content includes instruction on and support for projects and protocols identified by the HTC community as national priorities.

Click here to access our website, www.PartnersPRN.org.

Hemostasis Nursing Certification Through Portfolio
Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education is assisting the ANCC and its collaborative partner, ATHN, in developing the Hemostasis Nursing Certification Through Portfolio program, a new board certification program for hemostasis nurses.

This first-ever board certification in hemostasis nursing will be earned through a portfolio review. The ANCC’s patented certification through portfolio program was developed as an alternative method for recognizing registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses as experts in their specialty areas.

For more information about this unique board certification program, please visit ANCC’s Hemostasis Nursing program webpage at www.nursecredentialing.org/HemostasisNursing.

Registration
For more information on the Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education programs, please visit the PartnersPRN website or contact Natalie Duncan at IHTC at 317-871-0011 ext 273 or nduncan@IHTC.org.

* Individuals completing Basic, Advanced, and some PartnersPRN programs may apply for continuing nursing education contact hours provided by The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education has been awarded Accreditation with distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program. This distinction is valid through 2016.

 

 

Updated July 2015

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