Getting to Gold FLS Mentorship Program Certifies First Mentors in Mexico

The first stage of the Getting to Gold FLS Mentorship Program "Train the Mentors" was completed in Mexico City, with 4 certified local mentors and 14 existing FLS attending the FLS workshop.

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During the last month of the year, the first stage of the Getting to Gold FLS Mentorship Program "Train the Mentors" was completed in Mexico. For the first time, four local mentors were certified within the program with the objective of guiding FLS towards a successful path to improve their performance, transforming the FLS into efficient units and creating a good patient experience. From IOF, we welcomed Dr Lucía Mendez Sánchez, Dr Francisco Torres Naranjo, Dr Andrea Olascoaga and Dr Juan Carlos Vivero García as certified mentors.

Having a community of mentors with the right knowledge, skills and competencies is the first step to achieving successful and efficient FLS. As a mentor, Dr Mendez Sanchez commented:

"It is an opportunity to give support, and to synergize and crystallize ideas for  health professionals of multiple specialties, who in their field are struggling to prevent and treat fractures due to fragility. The most important thing is to collaborate in driving change at the clinical level – its impact will be reflected in the improvement of the prognosis, functional capacity and quality of life of women and men with this condition."

On December 7, the same day the mentors received their certification, they participated as speakers in the FLS workshop held in Mexico City with the Chair of the program, Dr Kassim Javaid.

The workshop brought together representatives of 14 existing and functioning Mexican FLS at the national level. Throughout the day, they worked on the four areas which all FLS must strengthen to be effective and efficient, namely: identification, research, monitoring and opportunities for improvement.

According to a final evaluation made among the attendees, the most valued aspects of the workshop were: knowing strategies and tools for patient identification and working in the four areas which need strengthening. In addition, the workshop made it possible to work in teams with other specialties and learn about the existence and experience of other FLS in Mexico - fostering a forum for exchange among those present. One of the fundamental aspects which was highly valued by the attendees was that the workshop, and well as the support material received, were translated into Spanish.

Learn more about the Capture The Fracture program and discover the FLS in your country here.