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TB/MDR-TB project

The ICN TB/MDR-TB 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. 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. The project has been part of the Eli Lilly MDR-TB Partnership since 2005. The training courses are run in countries with a high burden of TB and MDR-TB where ICN has a strong working relationship with the national nurses association.

The ICN TB/MDR-TB Project has trained 2,318 nurses through the Training for Transformation (TFT) courses in 17 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Russian Federation since 2005. These nurses have in turn rolled out the training to more than 179,300 nurses, doctors, allied health workers and community members – which equates to each nurse training approximately 78 additional people.

 

IMPACT OF THE PROJECT

  • Increased confidence among nurses trained
  • Increased nurse leadership
  • Increased knowledge about TB/MDR-TB – 24% increase on post-test 
  • Decrease in stigma towards patients
  • Impact on patient care
    • Improved psychosocial support to patients
    • Improved education to patients and family members
  • Improvements made to infection control

Read an article on the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing on the impact of the ICN TB project in China here

 

QUOTES FROM NURSES ON THE PROJECT

“I have been empowered with knowledge to help me contribute towards improving the care of TB patients.” (Ms Chikumbi, Zambia)

 

“This training is helpful to my work as TB nurse, I had a lot of deficits on delivery of care (best practice/standards), but I am now confident of what to do to improve lives of individuals including their families.” (Ms Msukwa, Malawi)

 


Free resources:

ICN Documentation

Cover of Nursing Guide for Managing Side Effects to Drug-resistant TB Treatment

Nursing Guide for Managing Side Effects to Drug-resistant TB Treatment

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Cover of TB GUIDELINES for Nurses in the Care and Control of Tuberculosis and Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis 3rd Edition

TB GUIDELINES for Nurses in the Care and Control of Tuberculosis and Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis 3rd Edition

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Russian cover of РУКОВОДЯЩИЕ ПРИНЦИПЫ ТБ КОНТРОЛЯ для медсестер в системе ухода и лечения больных туберкулезом и туберкулезом с множественной лекарственной устойчивостью

РУКОВОДЯЩИЕ ПРИНЦИПЫ ТБ КОНТРОЛЯ для медсестер в системе ухода и лечения больных туберкулезом и туберкулезом с множественной лекарственной устойчивостью

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Chinese Cover of Tuberculosis and Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis 3rd Edition

TB GUIDELINES for Nurses in the Care and Control of Tuberculosis and Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis 3rd Edition - CHINESE

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Spanish cover of Guía de enfermería para el manejo de efectos secundarios en el tratamiento de la tuberculosis farmacorresistente

Guía de enfermería para el manejo de efectos secundarios en el tratamiento de la tuberculosis farmacorresistente

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FRENCH cover Guide des soins infirmiers pour la prise en charge des effets secondaires du traitement de la tuberculose pharmacorésistante

Guide des soins infirmiers pour la prise en charge des effets secondaires du traitement de la tuberculose pharmacorésistante

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Cover of chinese version of Nursing Guide for Managing Side Effects to Drug-resistant TB Treatment

耐药结核 治疗副作用管理 护理指南

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Portuguese cover of Guia de enfermagem para o manejo dos efeitos colaterais no tratamento da TB resistente a medicamentos

Guia de enfermagem para o manejo dos efeitos colaterais no tratamento da TB resistente a medicamentos

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Indonesian cover of Panduan Keperawatan untuk Manajemen Efek Samping Pengobatan Tuberkulosis Resistan Obat

Panduan Keperawatan untuk Manajemen Efek Samping Pengobatan Tuberkulosis Resistan Obat

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Russian cover of Справочник медсестры по устранению побочных эффектов антибиотикотерапии резистентных форм ТБ

Справочник медсестры по устранению побочных эффектов антибиотикотерапии резистентных форм ТБ

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Risk Reduction and Inter-professional Collaboration for TB Infection Control - ENGLISH

Risk Reduction and Inter-professional Collaboration for TB Infection Control: Information and Action Toolkit for those involved in TB worldwide - ENGLISH

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Risk Reduction and Inter-professional Collaboration for TB Infection Control - CHINESE

Risk Reduction and Inter-professional Collaboration for TB Infection Control: Information and Action Toolkit for those involved in TB worldwide- CHINESE

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Risk Reduction and Inter-professional Collaboration for TB Infection Control - RUSSIAN

Risk Reduction and Inter-professional Collaboration for TB Infection Control: Information and Action Toolkit for those involved in TB worldwide- RUSSIAN

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