Reproductive Tract Infections/Sexually Transmitted Infections (RTI/STI) training


Level of training - District
Target participants - Medical Officers, Staff Nurses, Lab Technicians
Total duration - 2 days
Total participant/batch - 30

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, management and control of Reproductive Tract Infections including Sexually Transmitted Infections. Training is intended for Medical Officers, Staff Nurses and Lab Technicians responsible for delivering STI/RTI services in health care settings. The idea of this training is to enhance access to services, especially for women and adolescents who are constrained to seek services and face several access related barriers.
The purpose of this training is to equip the knowledge of :
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.
 >  Treat partners of clients diagnosed with STI/RTI.
 >  Provide treatment and counseling for STI/RTI among special populations (sex workers, MSM, etc) in a non-judgmental way.
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.
 >  Able to define risk assessment and describe the steps for patient referral.
 >  Able to educate and counsel STI/RTI clients about prevention, successful treatment of STI/RTI and partner treatment.
 >  Able to understand their role in promoting community awareness and prevention of STI/RTI.
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 assist doctors and other health care providers in collection of various body fluid samples such as blood, vaginal, cervical, urethral, urine and rectal samples.
 >  Able to perform minimal laboratory tests for STI/RTI for diagnosis of common STI/RTI based on the infrastructure and facilities available at PHC.
 >  More knowledgeable on standard work precautions for prevention of STI/RTI.

Title  Download
Module for Medical Officers  
Facilitator guide     (164.61 MB)
Handout      (20.80 MB)
Module for Staff Nurses  
Facilitatior guide      (11.36 MB)
Handout        (8.87 MB)
Module for Lab Technician  
Facilitator guide      (4.57 MB)
Handout      (5.42 MB)
 
Operational Guidelines RTI/STI services      (11.17 MB)
Important Links    
MoHFW NIHFW NHM GoI Health Department NHM Haryana TMIS