TB and HIV/AIDS (coming soon)
The course runs over 4 days and covers the clinical aspects of disease (TB, TB/HIV and MDR-TB); disease management strategies (international and national policy) including infection control; patient care (in depth); and teaching methods. Participants commit themselves to training a further 10 nurses and 10 allied health workers and to target their training in order to address their most pressing challenges to improve the service offered to patients.
The course is designed to be participatory, encouraging discussion and problem-solving approaches. It is constantly being updated but the plan is to make it available as a training package by the middle of 2011. An interactive e-learning course on the care, prevention and management of tuberculosis and drug-resistant TB was launched in November 2010, which provides practical on-line tools to nurses and those involved in caring for patients, families and communities affected by 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.
It is very different from other courses in that it is designed for nurses by nurses taking into account the realities of their daily work. It is delivered by experienced nurses who are also skilled trainers.
The TB Guidelines is available in the six following languages :
TB GUIDELINES for Nurses in the Care and Control of Tuberculosis and Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis, 2nd Edition
DIRECTIVES RELATIVES À LA TUBERCULOSE à l’intention des infirmières chargées du traitement et du contrôle de la tuberculose et de la tuberculose multirésistante, seconde édition
DIRECTRICES SOBRE LA TUBERCULOSIS para las enfermeras de cuidadosy lucha contra la tuberculosisy la tuberculosis multirresistente, 2ª Edición
LINHAS DE ORIENTAÇÃO para enfermeiros no cuidado e controlo da tuberculose e da tuberculose multirresistente, 2ª Edição
Руководящие принципы TБ контроля Для медсестер в системе противотуберкулезного контроля и ухода за больными туберкулезом и туберкулезом с множественной лекарственной устойчивостью, второе издание
Developed by the Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance (TBCTA) with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the ISTC describe a widely accepted level of care that all practitioners, public and private, should seek to achieve in managing patients who have, or are suspected of having, tuberculosis. The Standards are intended to facilitate the effective engagement of all care providers in delivering high-quality care for patients of all ages.
Entitled “Risk Reduction and Inter-Professional Collaboration for TB Infection Control”, this toolkit comes at a time where increasing numbers of health care workers are falling victim to this preventable and curable disease.
The toolkit came to life as a result of the joint ICN / International Hospital Federation (IHF) / World Medical Association (WMA) / International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) training workshops for health professionals on infection control in South Africa, Brazil and Benin. These workshops are part of the ICN/Lilly MDR-TB Partnership which recognised that there is a lack of suitable materials addressing interprofessional collaboration in TB.
ICN has developed an exciting new on-line course on the Care, prevention and management of tuberculosis (TB) 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.
The course is broken down into a series of standards each addressing an important part of the patient's journey from before diagnosis to the end treatment. Each standard considers the resources, professional practice and knowledge required to meet the standard as well as how to measure progress. In addition to gaining practical knowledge through a variety of interactive exercises, there are opportunities to reflect on your own services and plan improvements.
Standard statement:The patient produces good quality sputum specimens, delivers them to the appropriate place at the appropriate time and returns for the results.
A supplement entitled "Achieving patient-centred care for people affected by tuberculosis"
was published alongside the October 2013 issue of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
The supplement is open access and has been co-sponsored by Jhpiego and the ICN TB Project.
It was guest edited by Stacie Stender, the Africal Regional Director for Jhpiego and Gini Williams as the Director of the ICN TB Project.
All ten articles in the supplement have been written by nurses from different parts of the world and present a variety of perspectives with regard to patient-centred care.
Following articles have been written by nurses directly involved in the TB Project :