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
Aim 1: Pilot – implementation of IMAI quick check tool for a period of one month  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