The Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program promotes excellence in care through education, created by and for the federally-recognized Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) Network and providers from a variety of disciplines that serve patients with bleeding and other coagulation disorders.
The program was established in 1996 and aims to provide the most comprehensive, broad-based education available for the HTC Network in North America.
The Partners Program is a collaborative initiative of the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, National Hemophilia Foundation and Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan. Funding to support the Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program is provided through unrestricted educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A. Inc.; Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; and the National Hemophilia Foundation.
To view a list of scheduled programs and trainings in 2022, see the file below. For the latest information about programs or for more information about attending the in-person trainings, please visit the “Live Events” page at www.PartnersPRN.org. Additional questions may be directed to Brooke Hernandez, Partners Program Manager at IHTC, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Basic course covers valuable, hands-on training and observation of the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center’s (IHTC) comprehensive clinic. Basic is limited to a small number of participants to ensure a personal, interactive learning experience. Basic is conducted over two-and-a-half days and supplements clinical observation of the multidisciplinary IHTC staff with classroom training and a post-comprehensive care clinic conference.
The Advanced course entails two parts. Advanced I and Advanced II expand on the Basic curriculum to meet the needs of experienced HTC care providers who are confident with independent decision-making skills in managing patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. Advanced Partners supplements classroom learning with a variety of applied learning techniques such as in-depth case studies, discussions and team problem-solving. The classroom portion of the Advanced programs takes place over two days, and curricula are tailored to the educational needs and interests of the group. Advanced programs currently offered: Advanced I and II for Nursing, Advanced for Social Workers, Advanced for Physical Therapists.
PartnersPRN is a flexible online learning program that enables care providers to meet training and educational needs in a quick, cost-effective manner through the convenience of the web. PartnersPRN offers dynamic, web-based access to a variety of learning activities — many offered with continuing education credit — in a format that allows for flexibility of content revision, module expansion and improvement. Learning activities are divided into searchable subcategories. Click here to access the full list of annually available modules (learners will need to log in before accessing the online education).
Partners Physician Academy – New in 2022
New program offering starting in September 2022. The Partners Physician Academy is a US-based, bleeding disorders-focused educational program delivered by hematology experts. The program’s goal is to support and accelerate career advancement of physicians in fellowship or those early in their career, for leadership as part of the Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) network. The Partners Physician Academy is a 5-day training course. This innovative program will deepen the commitment of participants to the bleeding disorder community by developing new, collaborative opportunities to support continued mentorship throughout their careers, with the goal of advancing patient care. More information on this new program offering will be made available on its website starting in June: www.PartnersPhysicianAcademy.com.
ANCC Hemostasis Nursing Certification through Portfolio Program
This hemostasis nursing credential program, made possible through strong support of the Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education, stopped accepting new nurse applicants in November 2017. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and its collaborating partner, the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network (ATHN), had successfully developed a “Hemostasis Nursing Certification through Portfolio” program from January 2016-November 2017. Currently, the credential program is only available for renewal.
Previously approved nurses can continue to use their credential by maintaining their license to practice and fulfilling the certification renewal requirements.
For nurses who wish to re-certify, please contact the ANCC directly. For more information please visit https://www.nursingworld.org/certification/renewals/. Questions can be directed to Marianne Horahan, Director of Certification Services, email@example.com.
Continuing Nursing Education
In 2011, The Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program began working with the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Education (UNMC CON CNE) office. Consistent with the goal of “Partners” to promote excellence in care through education, the UNMC CON CNE provides continuing education credit for most of the online education and live events offered by The Partners Program. University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.