ICAP Nursing E-Learning Platform

The ICAP Nursing E-Learning Platform Partner(s): Wafaa El-Sadr (Epidemiology)
ICAP, Mailman School of Public Health

Access: Revised: December 2014
Released: January 2013

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ICAP and The Center for New Media Teach and Learning (CCNMTL) recently collaborated to create the ICAP Nursing E-learning platform. The first material available in the E-learning platform is a self-paced course for nursing students in schools across Africa. This flagship course is called Option B+ after the new World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). WHO now recommends that all pregnant and nursing mothers who test positive for HIV be initiated on lifelong antiretroviral treatment. The new course teaches the skills and protocols necessary to implement Option B+ including ARV dosing for infants, supporting ART adherence for adults and monitoring the retention of patients in care. More nurses and midwives entering the workforce with training in Option B+ will accelerate and improve global efforts to prevent PMTCT and keep mothers and infants healthy.

The e-learning platform was developed to support online learning for nurses and midwives, and to enhance classroom learning at nursing education institutions. Institutions working with ICAP can create groups of students within the e-learning system and monitor student progress as a component of coursework for a class. Other interested students and nurses from non-affiliated countries can use the system independently to work through the material.

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ICAP and The Center for New Media Teach and Learning (CCNMTL) recently collaborated to create the ICAP Nursing E-learning platform. The first material available in the E-learning platform is a self-paced course for nursing students in schools across Africa. This flagship course is called Option B+ after the new World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). WHO now recommends that all pregnant and nursing mothers who test positive for HIV be initiated on lifelong antiretroviral treatment. The new course teaches the skills and protocols necessary to implement Option B+ including ARV dosing for infants, supporting ART adherence for adults and monitoring the retention of patients in care. More nurses and midwives entering the workforce with training in Option B+ will accelerate and improve global efforts to prevent PMTCT and keep mothers and infants healthy.

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Nov-2014: ICAP and CCNMTL Launch Nursing E-Learning Platform