As improved treatment regimens for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) become available in South Africa, more clients are living with HIV infection as a chronic illness. Nurse case management in recent years has been described as a solution to improve outcomes of care in complex patients who live with the HIV. The aim in nurse case management is to manage patients to keep them healthy in and out of the hospital. It is therefore essential for nurses in all settings to be able to render the complex care needed by this client population. Nurses in SA are dealing with high volumes of people living with HIV (PLHIV) attending ART clinics who have multiple and complex needs. Through nurse case management, PLHIV are managed holistically. The need for nurse case management training is an urgent reality as we strive to give PLHIV quality of care. Education and training in nurse case management is necessary to equip nurses with the needed knowledge and skills to enable them to provide well-coordinated continuing care and therefore enhance patients’ quality of life.
Professional nurses working with PLHIV
Distance education through a comprehensive self-study guide developed by experts in the field supported by a 3-day interactive contact session.
The following modules are covered:
Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course by means of a multiple-choice questionnaire.
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 a certificate of completion, participants must fully attend the workshop as well as successfully complete the assessment process.