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Short Course in Nurse Initiated Management of Art (NIMART) – Refresher - Contact Tuition

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Introduction

The NIMART course has been developed as a response to the call to action by the South African Government to strengthen the response to HIV and TB epidemics and is specifically developed for and aimed at professional nurses working in the field of HIV and TB.

The 2-day refresher course is a standalone intensive programme that focuses on the changes in the management of TB, HIV and STI’s to professional nurses who wants to update their knowledge of TB, HIV and STI’s and who completed the 5 day didactic course on Nurse Initiated Management of ART.

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Who Should Enrol

Professional Nurses working in TB and HIV/AIDS units, Pharmacists, Medical Officers & Clinical Associates.

Course Design

The course is offered using participatory methods and building on shared knowledge with the participants.

This workshop is facilitated by leading edge faculties in the field. This workshop should be followed by a practical experience at the participant’s respective or nominated facility where she/he will be under the guidance of a Clinician

Study Material

Your study material will be handed to you on the first day of the workshop.

Additional materials which would assist participants in diagnosing and managing HIV related conditions will also be provided. National guidelines will be distributed whenever they are available.

Course Content

  • Counselling – important aspects of counselling will be covered. PICT and counselling of specialised groups.
  • Management of Tuberculosis – Epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of TB. Participants will gain theoretical knowledge in managing adverse drug reactions and shared side effects with ARVs.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections – Syndromic management of STIs and how this can be used as an entry point to HCT.
  • HIV Management – Epidemiology of HIV, staging, diagnosis, ARV treatment, management of opportunistic infections.
  • Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission
  • Reporting, Monitoring and evaluation of programmes

Assessment

Participant’s theoretical knowledge will be assessed by means of an open book examination on the last day of the workshop.

Certification

To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should fully attend the workshop and successfully complete the assessment process.