The ART Access pharmacy sensitization course is designed to help health workers at local pharmacy levels to care for HIV positive patients who are on treatment and have been subjected to challenges of overcrowding and delays in their point of care service station. This course equips health workers with knowledge and skills to dispense ARVs,monitoring patients on ARVs, perform proper referral linkage, identify opportunistic infections and provide counselling in HIV.
A modular course that targets all aspects/forms ofrelevant to the health workers dispensing ARVs. The content will be covered in six modules.
Purpose of the course
The course aims to build the capacity of pharmacy healthcare workers by equipping them with basic up-to-date knowledge in.
Specific course objectives
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Carry out proper patient referrals and linkages.
- Identify patients experiencing poor adherence.
- Manage simple common opportunistic infections.
- Provide patient counselling.
- Be able monitor patients on ARVs.
This is a two weeks online modular training. It is self-paced. Each week will be allocated three modules, and it is expected that all modular assessments will be completed in the same week.
Evaluation of the ART Access pharmacy sensitization course will be through the post test. You will be availed with only one attempt so ensure that you thoroughly read through the course materials.
Certificates of completion will be awarded and be downloaded by trainees who complete the post test and score 70% or more.
Trainers will include a team of experts from IDI, cutting across different disciplines of the course.