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Training Package

Training Package

Course Content

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.

GUIDELINES for Nurses

     The TB Guidelines is available in the six following languages :

  • ENG version 
    TB GUIDELINES for Nurses in the Care and Control of Tuberculosis and Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis, 2nd Edition

  • FRA version
    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

  • SPA version
    DIRECTRICES SOBRE LA TUBERCULOSIS para las enfermeras de cuidadosy lucha contra la tuberculosisy la tuberculosis multirresistente, 2ª Edición

  • POR version
    LINHAS DE ORIENTAÇÃO para enfermeiros no cuidado e controlo da tuberculose e da tuberculose multirresistente, 2ª Edição

  • RUS version 
    Руководящие принципы TБ контроля Для медсестер в системе противотуберкулезного контроля и ухода за больными туберкулезом  и туберкулезом с множественной лекарственной устойчивостью, второе издание 

  • CHN version 
    結核準則護士在照顧和控制結核病和多藥耐藥性結核,第二版

     
      However, hard copies of the TB Guidelines currently exist only in english, french, spanish and portuguese.

TB/MDR-TB Standards

Best Practice for the Care of Patients with Tuberculosis; A guide for Low Income Countries (UNION)

The International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (TBCTA)

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.

TB Infection Control toolkit

A practical Toolkit for those involved in TB worldwide

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.


contactus

tbproject@icn.ch
Gini Williams - Project Director
Deborah Diallo, administrative assistant

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