Ending the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic requires speedy adoption and implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) End TB Strategy. Pillars 1 and 2 of this strategy focus on early detection, treatment and prevention for all forms of TB and engagement of all care providers (public and private) in the delivery of tuberculosis care.
The International Standards for Tuberculosis Care describe a widely accepted level of care that all healthcare providers should achieve in managing patients who have or are suspected of having tuberculosis. Adherence to these standards facilitates the delivery of quality care for patients of all ages and the engagement of all healthcare providers, public and private, in the delivery of TB services. The Comprehensive TB Management course has been drafted in line with the WHO international standards of TB care (ISTC) and the Uganda national guidelines.
The course aims at building the capacity of frontline healthcare workers to screen and identify presumptive cases of TB, carry out a comprehensive clinical evaluation, have the confidence to make a diagnosis of TB, initiate treatment and participate in infection control activities at their respective health facilities and in the community.
This is a session course with illustrative PowerPoint sessions, videos, live tutorials and discussions.
Introduction to TB
Clinical presentation of TB
Diagnosis of TB
Management of Peadiatric TB
Treatment and monitoring of TB Patients
Integration of HIV and TB services
Diagnosis of drug resistant TB
TB Infection control in health care facilities
TB Preventive therapy
Managing TB logistics
TB screening in health facilities
Recording and reporting
Trainers will include IDI and MoH NTLP trainers with expertise in the different areas of the course.