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KWAZULU NATAL NURSE EDUCATORS TB.MDR AND HIV AIDS WORKSHOP REPORT

DATE OF TRAINING: 09-12 APRIL 2013 VENUE: TROPICANA HOTEL

COR-ORDINATORS AND FACILITATORS: Mr. Sipho Cornwell Khoza and Ms. Thokozile Harriet

Kgongwana, DPI Coordinators.

VISITING FACILITATOR FROM THE KZN PROVINCE: Ms. Sharon Fynn.

1: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

The Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN) Provincial Secretary (PS) Mr Cassim Lekhoathi opened and welcomed everyone to the fifth of the seven TB MDR and HIV AIDS Nurse educators workshops due to be completed by June 2013. He gave a special address to the participants providing background on the vision, mission values and objectives of DENOSA as well as the unfolding activities, i.e., the Marilyn Lahana nominations submission, the International Nurses Day(IND) and the Second Nurses Conference. 

The DENOSA Professional Institute (DPI) Mr. Sipho Khoza provided a brief background and purpose of the workshop, the funding source and the details on the administration and implementation by University Research Council (URC) and DENOSA. The intention is to train two hundred (200) nurse educators in the country from Nursing Colleges, Universities, Private sector Institutions and Military Colleges in all nine provinces. The Provincial TB MDR Manager, Ms. Sharon provided the current background, achievements and challenges in the province.

The thirty three participants were excited and expressed great honor to be provided with such a great unique opportunity to comprehend the new current strategies and knowledge to manage TB MDR and HIV AIDS towards the achievement of Millennium goals and Department of Health (DoH) health priorities.

The participants were represented as follows from various institutions except the private sector:

 Twenty nine nurse educators from Nursing Colleges, all sub campuses represented
 Two nurse educators from Durban University Technology
 Two from Zululand University.

No representatives from the private nursing colleges in this workshop, due to the budget constraints.
All participants introduced themselves and outlined their expectations to participate in the workshop.
The ground rules with sanctions in case of non compliance were set democratically by participants. The participant’s expectations were outlined and achieved even beyond as follows:

EXPECTATIONS    Achieved
Get knowledge, more information on TB MDR   Achieved
Empowerment on TBMDR   Achieved
Acquire information/content to give learners.   Achieved
TB prophylactic- PMTCT    Achieved
Challenges that learners are faced with related to TB    Achieved
Integrate TB MDR HIV AIDS theory with practice.   Achieved
Empowered to TB/MDR pregnancy and new born babies    Achieved
 Changes in TB and application/ recent updates on TB/MDR.  Achieved
MDR XDR Relationship   Achieved
NEW TB MDR AND HIVAIDS GUIDELINES and research    Achieved

 2. DESCRIPTION OF KEY ACTIVITIES

38 participants were invited and confirmed their coming; however only 33 attended for four days and were issued with attendant’s certificates. The 11 sessions were presented fully with additional information and a CD that is loaded with participant and facilitators manual, pre and post tests, strategic plan, power point presentations was issued to each participant. Mrs. Naicker, Nursing directorate was very instrumental in organizing the participants and provided brief information regarding the nursing education institutions in the province. The KZN province has 57 Nursing Education Institutions in the province; these includes Nursing Colleges, Universities and private Nursing Schools approved by the South African Nursing Council (SANC) to offer nursing programs from NQF level 3 to NQF level 10.

ASSESSMENTS OUTCOMES