On the occasion of World TB Day 24 March 2012 ICN focuses its attention on tuberculosis.
ICN has been building global nursing capacity in the prevention, care and treatment of TB in all its forms as part of the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership since 2005. Experienced nurses, working mainly in the TB and HIV fields, are trained to cascade information to nursing colleagues and other health workers with the purpose of making improvements to patient care delivery. Using this approach ICN has prepared over 1300 nurses in 16 countries in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe since 2005. These nurses have in turn rolled out the training to over 56000 nurses and allied health workers. ICN’s TB Guidelines are available on-line in six languages (www.icn.ch/projects/guidelines-for-nurses/). ICN has also developed an exciting new resource on the care, prevention and management of tuberculosis which provides practical tools to nurses and those working with patients, families and communities affected by TB, including drug-resistant TB. The course is widely applicable for all settings, while also dealing with the challenges of providing care when resources are scarce and the workload is high: Interactive e-learning course on the "Care, prevention and management of tuberculosis"
ICN TB fact sheets
- Tuberculosis Exposure in the Health Care Setting: Prevention of Occupational Transmissions
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