Management of HIV exposed babies in Montshioa Stat Health Centre at Mafikeng sub-district of North West Province

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621203
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Management of HIV exposed babies in Montshioa Stat Health Centre at Mafikeng sub-district of North West Province
Author(s):
Nkosi, Yvonne; Dakada, Grieta; Phetlhu, Deliwe Rene
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Yvonne Nkosi; Grieta Dakada; René Phetlhu
Abstract:

One of the guidelines for the prevention of mother to child transmission stipulates that PCR should be done on all babies born from HIV infected mothers at 6 and 18 weeks to promote the early detection and prompt management of HIV exposed babies. However, only a small number of HIV exposed babies are properly managed and tested for PCR. Discussions were held with mothers attending the health facility, and nurses at the facility and major referral points including the referring hospital. A call reminder system was put in place for mothers and an awareness campaign conducted through distribution of flyers and health education at the three main shopping malls in the area. Despite identified problems such as nurses lack knowledge on PCR, few training opportunities and staff shortage, socio economic status of mothers affecting their ability to bring the baby for follow up and insufficient referral systems, there was an increase in the number of babies tested for PCR after the interventions.

Keywords:
Maternal Child Health; HIV Prevention; Leadership
CINAHL Headings:
HIV Infections; HIV Infections--Transmission; HIV Infections--Prevention and Control; HIV Infections--In Infancy and Childhood; HIV Infections--In Infancy and Childhood--South Africa; Disease Transmission, Vertical; Disease Transmission, Vertical--Prevention and Control; South Africa
Repository Posting Date:
13-Feb-2017
Date of Publication:
13-Feb-2017
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Tau Lambda Conference 2013
Conference Host:
Tau Lambda At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Ilanga Estate, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Sponsors:
Johnson & Johnson
Description:
This presentation is the summation of a project undertaken as part of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy South Africa Pilot (2012-2013 cohort).

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.titleManagement of HIV exposed babies in Montshioa Stat Health Centre at Mafikeng sub-district of North West Provinceen_US
dc.contributor.authorNkosi, Yvonneen
dc.contributor.authorDakada, Grietaen
dc.contributor.authorPhetlhu, Deliwe Reneen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsYvonne Nkosi; Grieta Dakada; René Phetlhuen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621203-
dc.description.abstract<p><span>One of the guidelines for the prevention of mother to child transmission stipulates that PCR should be done on all babies born from HIV infected mothers at 6 and 18 weeks to promote the early detection and prompt management of HIV exposed babies. However, only a small number of HIV exposed babies are properly managed and tested for PCR. Discussions were held with mothers attending the health facility, and nurses at the facility and major referral points including the referring hospital. A call reminder system was put in place for mothers and an awareness campaign conducted through distribution of flyers and health education at the three main shopping malls in the area. Despite identified problems such as nurses lack knowledge on PCR, few training opportunities and staff shortage, socio economic status of mothers affecting their ability to bring the baby for follow up and insufficient referral systems, there was an increase in the number of babies tested for PCR after the interventions.</span></p>en
dc.subjectMaternal Child Healthen
dc.subjectHIV Preventionen
dc.subjectLeadershipen
dc.subject.cinahlHIV Infectionsen
dc.subject.cinahlHIV Infections--Transmissionen
dc.subject.cinahlHIV Infections--Prevention and Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlHIV Infections--In Infancy and Childhooden
dc.subject.cinahlHIV Infections--In Infancy and Childhood--South Africaen
dc.subject.cinahlDisease Transmission, Verticalen
dc.subject.cinahlDisease Transmission, Vertical--Prevention and Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlSouth Africaen
dc.date.available2017-02-13T18:37:43Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-13-
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-13T18:37:43Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.nameTau Lambda Conference 2013en
dc.conference.hostTau Lambda At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationIlanga Estate, Bloemfontein, South Africaen
dc.description.sponsorshipJohnson & Johnsonen
dc.descriptionThis presentation is the summation of a project undertaken as part of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy South Africa Pilot (2012-2013 cohort).en
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