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Training Years: 2016-2017

Training Site: University of Cape Town

Country: South Africa

Mentor: Lee Wallis, MBChB, MD; Bhakti Hansoti, MBChB, MPH                                        

Title: Evaluation of the clinical effectiveness of IMAI (Integrated Management of Acute Illness) quick checks, the implementation of quick check, and contextualization of the barriers and successes to implementation

Project Objectives:  

Aim 1: Pilot – implementation of IMAI quick check tool for a period of one month [8] in one antiretroviral (ARV) clinic. IMAI quick checks training will be provided to nursing assistants, who often are the first to see patients and record vital signs.

Aim 2: Identify the success barriers of implementing IMAI quick checks in ARV clinic by a) keeping a log of all patients that are prioritized for care by nursing assistants and reviewing with clinic leadership on a weekly basis, b) conducting a focus group discussions consisting of six to eight people at the ARV clinic at 2 weeks and one month, c) evaluate the implementation of IMAI quick checks utilizing the RE-AIM framework.

Aim 3: Evaluate data from pilot implementation at clinic one and re-structure training and implementation of IMAI quick checks in collaboration with the City of Cape Town (COCT) health management team.

Aim 4: Implementation of IMAI quick checks at five ARV clinics in the COCT by using the using the RE-AIM methodology.

NIH Support:  Fogarty scholars doctoral training award

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