RTI & STI Training


Introduction

RTI/STI Reproductive tract infections (RTIs) including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) present a huge burden of disease and adversely impacts the reproductive health of people. This training helps to understand the magnitude of STI/RTI problem in the community and country and to help doctors and other health care providers in diagnosing common STI/RTI and delivering quality STI/RTI management and prevention services.Training is intended for Medical Officers, Staff Nurses and Lab Technicians. 

The trainings refer both to what is to be implemented for prevention and management of STIs/RTIs in various health care settings and also refer to actions/activities that must be organized at different levels of service delivery with special reference to STIs/RTIs,

The training equips the Staff Nurses & Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (SNs/ANMs posted in the District Hospitals/CHC/PHC/SC) with the necessary skills to conduct delivery in a safe & hygienic manner, use certain drugs like misoprostol and magnesium sulphate and simple clinical judgement tools like partograph in obstetrical cases ensuring a favorable outcome for the mother & newborn.

Medical Officers to:

 Understand about the magnitude of STI/RTI problem in the community and country.

 Understand about the seriousness of complications of common STI/RTI, if left untreated and its long     term implications on health, including reproductive health.

 Perform history taking and clinical examination of clients for STI/RTI.

 Diagnose and treat common STI/RTI by using given flowcharts based on the infrastructure, facilities     and availability of drugs at PHC.

 Educate and counsel STI/RTI clients about prevention and complete treatment of STI/RTI.

Nursing personnel to be:

More knowledgeable and aware about the magnitude of STI/RTI problem in the country.

Able to understand the seriousness of complications of common STI/RTI, if left untreated and its long     term implications on health including reproductive health.

 Aware about the approaches to STI/RTI management.

Laboratory technicians to be:

 More knowledgeable on STI/RTI, their causative agents and complications.

 Able to understand the seriousness of complications of common STI/RTI, if left untreated and its long     term implications on reproductive health.

 Able to perform minimal laboratory tests for STI/RTI for diagnosis of common STI/RTI based on the     infrastructure and facilities available at PHC.

Objectives:

To prevention and management of STIs/RTIs in various health care settings

To refer for actions / activities that must be organized at different levels of service delivery with    special reference to STIs/RTI

To manage and control of Reproductive Tract Infections including Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Goals:

To enhance access to services, especially for women and adolescents who are constrained to seek services and face several access related barriers. 

Implementation:

This is District level of training. Target participants are Medical Officers, Staff Nurses, Lab Technicians. Total duration is 2 days. Batch Size is 30.