Future nurses train on ‘Tuberculosis Care & Control’
To support the National Health System to eradicate Tuberculosis, Department of Nursing, Chitkara School of Health Sciences, organised the three-day workshop on “Training of Nurses on Tuberculosis Care & Control in India”.
The workshop provided comprehensive information on the diagnosis and management of Tuberculosis to B.Sc Nursing students. Major topics of discussion included epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, preventive aspects and management of Tuberculosis, RNTCP and PMDT in both Adult and Pediatric HIV/AIDS. Importance regarding Counselling of patients for TB Treatment Adherence was also discussed using role play and case scenario discussions.
To further strengthen the knowledge gained in the workshop, students & staff visited the ART Clinic, Rajpura, where they were apprised about the importance of timely diagnosis & effective management of TB cases, and further discussed the challenges faced while providing healthcare to patients. This was followed by an interactive session where the students were given an opportunity to ask questions and share their perspective.