Nurse Initiated Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (NIMART)

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 5-day course is a standalone intensive programme that focuses on the management of TB, HIV and STI’s as well as strengthening counselling skills, monitoring and evaluation of HIV and TB programmes.
Participants should follow the course with a practical mentorship programme that is linked to an experienced HIV and TB clinician.
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Duration

Contact Tuition: 5 Days

Costs

R 6,200.00 (Including VAT and all taxes)

Accredited Institution

The Foundation for Professional Development

Who should enrol?

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

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
Accreditation and Certification

Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 30 CEU’s on Level 2. To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should fully attend the workshop and successfully complete the assessment process.

Assessment

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

About the FPD Nursing School

The FPD strategic direction focuses on rapidly expanding FPD’s educational offering (both formal qualifications at under- and postgraduate level and professional development courses). This will involve expanding the number of FPD schools, curricular development and instructional design capacity and leveraging FPD Group ICT capacity to enter into strategic partnerships with international e-learning providers and expand FPD’s offering of blended and e-learning courses. In designing curricula FPD will embrace a user-centric design and incorporate ethical decision making in curricular design during this strategic cycle. The massive shortage of healthcare professionals in Africa, has been highlighted respectively, by the World Health Organisation and the Academy of Sciences of South Africa’s report on Reconceptualising Health Professional Education.

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