Global HOPE Learning Academy

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Promoting excellence in pediatric oncology and hematology.


Tilgjengelige kurs

This course is designed for nurses working in childhood cancer settings in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is developed to teach the basic principles of nursing care for a child with cancer and the family. During the course, participants will be introduced to the most common types of childhood cancer in their country and essential components of diagnosis and treatment are discussed. Nurses will learn how to understand protocols and interpret blood cell counts. Side-effects experienced by children during cancer treatment will be explored and nurses will learn important interventions to prevent and manage common symptom experiences. Key strategies for excellent nursing care will be presented with opportunities for nurses to build their knowledge through critical-thinking exercises and case studies. The nursing role in supportive care will be presented. At the end of each module, a quiz is completed. After successful completion of the quizzes, a certificate of course completion from Global HOPE is sent by email to the participant.
This didactic course is designed for health care professionals working with children with cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is developed to teach the basic principles of chemotherapy. During the course, participants will be introduced to the principles of chemotherapy, common chemotherapy agents used to treat childhood cancer, safe handling procedures for preparation and administration, and common side-effects related to chemotherapy. At the end of each module, a quiz is completed. After successful completion of the quizzes, a certificate of course completion from Global HOPE is sent by email to the participant.
This didactic course consists of 4 modules and provides a series of presentations and videos that demonstrate the cornerstones of pediatric nursing care. The growth and development module provides an overview of these concepts and factors that influence normal growth and development. An overview of nursing assessment is found that provides detail on the Head to Toe assessment. Information on how to take vital signs, height and weight that includes normal findings for age are provided. Important skills used to communicate with children and their families are provided in detail. Emphasis is placed on effective inter-professional communication and successful hand-offs at the end of a nursing shift. Patient and family-centered care is a fundamental principle of pediatric nursing and a module on this concept is included. Each module consists of readings followed by short lectures that provide the didactic information essential for the pediatric nurse. At the end of each module, a quiz is completed. After successful completion of the quizzes, a certificate of course completion from Global HOPE is sent by email to the participant.
This didactic course consists of 4 modules and provides a series of presentations and videos that demonstrate essential nursing skills for the nurse caring for children. Skills include discussion of infection control related to hand hygiene, intravenous line placement and care, wound management, and blood transfusion procedures. Each module consists of short videos on the topics that provide the didactic information essential for the pediatric nurse. At the end of each module, a quiz is completed. After successful completion of the quizzes, a certificate of course completion from Global HOPE is sent by email to the participant. NOTE: this is a didactic course and will not provide you with competency check-offs for actual care of a child. Application of knowledge learned in this didactic course can prepare you for actual skills check-off within the clinical setting.
This introductory course is designed for nurses who are interested in learning about childhood cancer but do not work in a childhood cancer treatment center. This short course teaches the basic principles of nursing care for a child with cancer and the family. During the course, participants will listen to a basic overview of childhood cancer and essential components of diagnosis and treatment will be discussed. Nurses will learn how to interpret blood cell counts and identify side-effects experienced by children during cancer treatment. At the end of each module, a quiz is completed. After successful completion of the quizzes, a certificate of course completion from Global HOPE is sent by email to the participant.
This course addresses how health care providers can support children and their families who will die from complex, chronic illnesses such as cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. Modules within this course provide the basic principles of paediatric palliative care and are designed to increase knowledge of how assessment and management of care can promote quality of life in a child who is facing death. Throughout the course, the importance of good communication is discussed as the foundation of quality palliative care for a child and family. Ethical dilemmas that arise in paediatric palliative care are presented and supported by a variety of professional codes and standards unique to Sub-Saharan Africa. Consideration of the cultural and spiritual diversity of the families experiencing the death of a child is presented to ensure that culturally and spiritually competent care is provided. Symptom assessment and management in this course includes more than a discussion on pain; the most common symptoms experienced by children with a terminal illness included. The impact of the loss of a child produces such grief for a family that bereavement can be difficult. The basic concepts of grief, loss and bereavement are explored with emphasis on the role of the health care provider in providing support. Also, a lecture on caring for the caregivers emphasizes the importance of supporting each other as health care providers caring for terminally ill children and their families. Care at the actual time of death requires special knowledge of the needs of the child and family and are explored in the course. At the end of each module, a quiz is completed. After successful completion of the quizzes, a certificate of course completion from Global HOPE is sent by email to the participant.
This hematology course is designed for healthcare providers working in Global HOPE clinics in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is developed to teach the basic principles of healthcare for a child with hematology disorders and their family. During the course, participants will be introduced to three common types of childhood hematology disorders- sickle cell disease, hemophilia and aplastic anemia. The essential components of diagnosis and treatment will be discussed. Healthcare providers will assess hematology disorders, explain pathophysiology, treatment and related healthcare management. Healthcare providers will identify complications as experienced by children with hematological disorders and important interventions to prevent and manage common symptom experiences. Key strategies for specific problems will be presented with opportunities for healthcare providers to build their knowledge through case studies. The healthcare provider role in supportive care will be presented and will include essential principles of assessment and healthcare management, pain management, blood product administration, and child/family education. At the end of each module, a quiz is completed. After successful completion of the quizzes, a certificate of course completion from Global HOPE is sent by email to the participant.

Global HOPE’s sickle cell disease (SCD) training program for primary care providers aims to improve the clinical care of children diagnosed with SCD by teaching local health care providers how to manage the disease. It is designed for clinicians who provide the initial care for children with an undiagnosed health concern or continuing care for those already diagnosed with SCD. Course participants will be introduced to the essential components of the diagnosis and management of SCD in children. Participants will learn how to identify children with SCD, interpret blood counts, maintain the health of SCD-affected children, plus provide initial management of severe complications of SCD. Additionally, trainees will learn when and how to safely refer those with severe complications to a higher level of care.


This course is designed for health care professionals working in the Global HOPE program in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is developed to teach the basic principles of aseptic technique. During the course, participants will be introduced to basic and advanced aseptic techniques, as well as principles for the safe handling of hazardous agents. Following completion of the three modules in this course, participants will complete a final exam.

This course is designed for health care professionals working in the Global HOPE program in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is developed to teach the basic principles of medication safety and quality improvement. Following completion of the modules in this course, participants must complete and pass a final exam