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The ICN TB / MDR-TB Project

The ICN TB / MDR-TB Project

The TB/ MDR-TB Project has been building global nursing capacity in the prevention, care and treatment of TB as part of the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership since 2005. The project uses transformational training methodology, designed specifically to encourage practice development. This means that experienced nurses working mainly in the TB and HIV field, are trained to cascade information to nursing colleagues and other health workers with the purpose of making improvements to patient care delivery.

Project Background

The ICN TB/MDR-TB Project has been part of the Eli Lilly MDR-TB Partnership since 2005. The project aims to build global nursing capacity in the prevention, care and treatment of TB. This is achieved by training experienced nurses to cascade information to nursing colleagues and other health workers with the purpose of making improvements to patient care delivery. From 2005 to 2008, in Phases 1 and 2 a transformational training methodology was developed along with regularly updated training materials including an e-learning tool. The practice-oriented nature of our training programme enables nurses to improve the implementation of policies and guidelines relating to TB and MDR-TB using a patient-centred approach.

 

Process

The project is most effective when strong working relationships develop between the National Nurses Associations and the National TB Programme from the earliest stages, when participants and local co-trainers are being selected. A local co-trainer always participates in delivering the course alongside the lead ICN trainer to ensure that the course is locally relevant and this is usually a leading nurse from the National Programme.

ICN/Lilly Award

The ICN/Lilly Award for Nursing Excellence in TB/MDR-TB is an important aspect of ICN's work in tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), through the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership.

In the belief that mobilising the nursing workforce is critical to the global scale-up of prevention, care and treatment of all forms of tuberculosis, ICN with support from Lilly, is implementing a nurse TB training programme in high-burden countries. This programme has facilitated the training of more than 18,000 nurses and allied health workers in TB endemic countries.

Nomination form "Leading Lights"

Nomination form

“Leading Lights” initiative for ICN TB Project

The “Leading Lights” award recognises outstanding contribution to the care of people affected by TB.

Eligibility: the nominee must be nurse or health care worker who

  • Is directly involved with caring for those affected by TB
  • Has received training as part of the ICN TB Project since 2005 either during a full TB workshop or from someone who has been trained by the project to train others

Who can nominate someone as a ‘Leading Light’?

  •  An individual can nominate themselves but has to provide the contact details of someone who can verify the information provided
  • Anyone can nominate another person who meets the criteria

Nominee

Reason for nomination or details of Performance

Please describe the special aspect of your/the nominee’s work you wish to highlight (max 500words)

A suggestion of the format of this description would be :

  1. The issue you/he/she wanted to tackle and why – what was the problem?
  2. What did you/he/she decide to do?
  3. How did you/he/she do it and who else was involved?
  4. Which ICN tools or materials did you/he/she find most helpful?
  5. What was the result of your/her/his efforts?
  6. How you feel things improved for yourself/the nominee, your/his/her colleagues and most importantly for patients?

Activities since training can also include : other people trained, impact on patient and/or project outcomes, changes made to practice, changes made to the environment, challenges faced, things that helped.

Any numbers are welcome.

If nominating yourself give the name and contact details of a referee.


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Gini Williams - Project Director
Deborah Diallo - admin. assistant
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