Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy Onsite Mentoring

Course Description

Course Name
Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy Onsite Mentoring
Main Learning Objectives
  • Provide basic evaluation of patient, selection for ART, and preparation for treatment according to relevant national and WHO protocols;
  • Apply knowledge about ART management to practical situations;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the issues and rationale for standardized ARV regimens in line with relevant national and WHO protocols;
  • Demonstrate skills needed to provide effective counseling to patients and their families;
  • Apply knowledge about adherence monitoring;
  • Practice the management and treatment of HIV-related conditions;
  • Use multidisciplinary approach and provide needed referrals.
Key Topics Mentoring includes the initial review of the selected patients for ART according to the criteria for starting ART; preparation for treatment; patient counseling; basic evaluation of patients; selection of the ART regimen; monitoring of the treatment, and support for treatment. Faculty and care teams also review the side effects and regimen change, and maintaining adherence and psychosocial counseling. During the visit, the mentors will facilitate working group meetings to discuss lessons learned. Mentors evaluate practical skills development and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
Key Teaching Documents and Materials provided Faculty and trainees use materials provided during didactical/clinical training course.
Teaching Methods Small group discussions, case studies, patient examination and counseling, bed-side training.
Target Audience Pediatric ART care teams (infectious disease physician/pediatrician, nurse, social worker/ART aid) who participated in the didactical/clinical ART training course.
Faculty Multidisciplinary, international and national.
Duration Two-day mentoring course at each ART site.