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The ITNS office will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
CIMI-BRIGHT Validation Survey
This online survey is a substudy of the Building research initiative group: chronic illness management and adherence in transplantation (BRIGHT) study, an international, multicenter, cross-sectional research project that was launched and conducted in partnership with ITNS. More information on BRIGHT is available in the study protocol published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing (Berben et al., 2014). This substudy is designed to evaluate the CIMI-BRIGHT questionnaire developed for the BRIGHT study. You will be asked to provide some demographic information about you and your transplant center and then to complete the CIMI-BRIGHT questionnaire. This questionnaire asks about practice patterns used in your everyday work and competencies of the healthcare professionnals working in your center. For example, it asks how patients' medication adherence is assessed or how the follow up care of transplant patients in your transplant program is organized. The proposal for the study was reviewed and approved by the ethics committee Nordwest- und Zentralschweiz, Switzerland on April 28, 2015.
Click here to take the CIMI-BRIGHT Validation Study.
Two $2,500 ITNS Research Grants Available for 2015
The purpose of this grant is to encourage qualified ITNS members to advance the body of transplant knowledge. This grant may be used to support research projects, a systematic review of the literature, a meta-analysis, a quality improvement initiative or a program evaluation project. The application deadline for the 2015 grant is July 1, 2015. Click here to learn more and access the grant application.
Support the ITNS Foundation
The ITNS Foundation- Advancing Transplant Care One Nurse at a Time
Help us make a difference in transplant nursing by directly supporting the valuable research and education of ITNS members who strive to improve patient care in every way. Please consider a gift to the ITNS Foundation and join us as we work to improve transplant patient care.
Funds are used to:
• Support new research initiatives
• Help qualified members attend conferences and workshops
• Produce patient education materials
• Award and recognize outstanding research and performance
• Offer reduced rates in countries with emerging economies
• Build awareness of World Organ Day, Transplant Games, and Transplant Nurses Day
We are proud that every dollar you donate goes toward educational seminars or symposiums, and to members to further their professional development and clinical expertise and directly apply that knowledge to their own patients or research in their own work settings. Help us transform lives for transplant nurses and their thousands of patients.
To make a donation, call the ITNS member services department at +1-847-375-6340 or complete and mail the donation form.
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Interventions to Common Medication-Adherence Barriers (PDF)
This pocket guide, developed by the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS), provides an overview of the interventions used to overcome the different medication-adherence barriers experienced by transplant recipients.
In The News
Free Patient Education Booklet
CMV & Me: Information for Transplant Patients
Order as many copies as you need free of charge.Click here to order. Developed jointly by ITNS and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.