Short Course in 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 counseling 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.
Who Should Attend?
Professional Nurses working in TB and HIV/AIDS units, Pharmacists, Medical Officers & Clinical Associates.
- Counseling – important aspects of counseling will be covered. PICT and counseling 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.
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.
Participant’s theoretical knowledge will be assessed by means of an open book examination on the last day of the workshop.
Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care 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.
R 6200 (incl. VAT)