Use of flowcharts in ZAR Kisanga: supports reference and counter-reference

Training on the use of flow charts for reference and counter reference support in the Kisanga Learning and Research Health Zone (ZAR).

The RIPSEC program, an antenna of the School of Health of the University of Lubumbashi, organized from 25 to 29 September 2017, in the city of Lubumbashi on behalf of the ZAR of Kisanga, a training course on the use of flow charts in health centers.
The objective of this training is to contribute to the effectiveness of reference and counter-reference through the efficient use of flowcharts, an important tool for the rationalization of prescriptions and the facilitation of supervision.

This training had two highlights. The first consisted of theoretical lectures on the contents, the principles of the use of flowcharts, the use of legends for the symbols used, the organization of curative care at the health center and the four titles containing the complaints of the child of 0-5 years and the complaints of the pregnant ones.
The second highlight consisted of interactive exercises and hands-on learning in health centers.
For this training, two facilitators from the Provincial Division of Health provided the work. The participation was made up of 35 participants including 30 nurses and 5 members of the health zone team.

At the end of the training, a compendium of flowcharts was given to each structure and a follow-up program of use was set up, involving the Cadre Team, the Provincial Polyvalent Supervisor and the Mentor.

This training will enable the health centers to provide quality care to the largest number of health facility users in the Kisanga Health Zone in an efficient and effective manner, and facilitate prompt decision-making for referral and counter-referral. reference; as well as the reporting of the activities of the health centers.

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