Sister Renal Centers’ Workshop – Supporting Partnerships Worldwidejbrown
The Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Committee held a workshop for SRC pairs currently at level A or B on the SRC Program on Thursday, May 20, 2021. SRC Committee Chairs Marcelo Orias and Chih-Wei Yang hosted the workshop attended by 22 SRC partnerships and 55 participants.
The workshop provided a platform for SRC pairs – partnerships between emerging and supporting health centers – to receive support and encouragement from a network of health care professionals confronting similar challenges and working toward the same goals.
Four SRC pairs were invited to present their activities in more detail, describing creative problem-solving and best practices during pandemic conditions. Highlights included:
SRC Nigeria-UK: Supported the emerging center to upgrade their digital technology. Held online, hands-on teaching on central venous catheter insertion via zoom, using a smartphone when necessary.
SRC Sri Lanka-USA: An online workshop on peritoneal dialysis reaching rural centers for whom in-person activities would have been inaccessible. The centers currently produce educational videos in local languages for patients.
SRC Nepal-UK: Consultants at the supporting center present weekly online teaching sessions on renal health to nurses and doctors at the emerging center.
SRC Guatemala-USA: All pre-pandemic planned activities were converted to virtual format, allowing them to reach a more significant audience in central America than anticipated.
The SRC partnerships are keen to increase online seminars and workshops to ensure continued progress within the program.