Health Worker, Faculty & Student Resources

This resource library includes global learning resources as well as resources from HRSA’s Workforce for a Resilient Health System (WRHS) project implemented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Liberia, and ICAP at Columbia University in Sierra Leone and the DRC. For global best practice standards and guidelines on maternal, newborn, and child health; HIV; disease surveillance; and emergency response, focused on infection prevention and control and Ebola response, visit the International Best Practices & Guidance resource library.

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Helping Mothers Survive: Pre-eclampsia & Eclampsia

Jhpiego, 2018

Helping Mothers Survive (HMS) is a suite of hands-on, simulation-based learning modules designed to be delivered at the jobsite to build the capacity of the health workforce. Pre-eclampsia & Eclampsia is a module designed to address the second leading cause of maternal mortality globally, pre-eclampsia & Eclampsia. Key content in this module includes: correct assessment and classification of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, administration of loading and maintenance doses of magnesium sulfate and antihypertensive medications, and management of convulsions. The first day of this training is designed for all team members who interact with pregnant, laboring, and postpartum women who need to diagnose and treat rapidly at any level of the health system and the second day is intended for skilled birth attendants to enhance their ability for ongoing management of the pre-eclamptic or eclamptic woman. You can download the full package of Helping Mothers Survive: Pre-eclampsia & Eclampsia training materials at no cost. 

Disponible en français.


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Helping Mothers Survive: Bleeding after Birth Complete

Jhpiego, 2018

Helping Mothers Survive (HMS) is a suite of hands-on, simulation-based learning modules designed to be delivered at the jobsite to build the capacity of the health workforce. Bleeding after Birth Complete (BABC) is a module designed to reduce maternal deaths caused by postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). The module builds capacity of the entire team of health workers who provide care for women and newborns at birth. With HMS-BABC, skills are built around communication and teamwork, active management of the third stage of labor, early detection and basic management of PPH, and advanced care skills. These skills include management of shock, uterine balloon tamponade, manual removal of the placenta, repair of cervical lacerations, and use of the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment. The materials include a Flipbook, Providers Guide, and two Action Plans, as well as a folder of necessary supplemental materials that are critical components for success. HMS Bleeding after Birth Complete is endorsed by ICM, FIGO, UNFPA, ICN, AAP. 

Disponible en français.

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Training Resource Package for Family Planning

K4Health, 2018

The Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP) contains curriculum components and tools needed to design, implement, and evaluate training. It offers essential resources for family planning (FP) and reproductive health trainers, supervisors, and program managers. The entire package is designed to support up-to-date training on family planning and reproductive health. The website offers curriculum components and tools for trainers to design, implement, and evaluate family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) training. All materials can be downloaded for free, and you may adapt or translate them for your own work.

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MIT OpenCourseWare

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2018

MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of virtually all Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) course content. OCW is open and available to the world. Search for courses by topic including Business (accounting, finance, leadership, management), Health and Medicine, Social Science, and Teaching and Education.

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Researcher Academy

Elsevier, 2018

Researcher Academy provides free access to countless e-learning resources designed to support researchers on every step of their research journey. You can browse an extensive module catalogue to uncover a world of knowledge, and earn certificates and rewards as you progress.

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Nursing Now

International Council of Nurses & WHO, 2018

Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization. Nursing Now aims to improve health globally by raising the profile and status of nurses worldwide – influencing policymakers and supporting nurses themselves to lead, learn, and build a global movement.

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International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)

International Confederation of Midwives, 2018

As the global representative body for midwives, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports the capacity building of midwives and health systems around sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health (SRMNH) to ensure that all women have access to competent and professional midwives who are appropriately educated, skilled, regulated and supported to provide quality midwifery care across all settings.

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International Council of Nurses - Publications

International Council of Nurses, 2018

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing the more than 20 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals. 

Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.

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Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository

Sigma Theta Tau International, 2018

This open-access digital academic and clinical scholarship service freely collects, preserves, and disseminates full-text nursing research and evidence-based practice materials. The repository is a resource of the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

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National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2018

Students and faculty can search over 28 million citations for biomedical literature using this free search engine - a National Institutes of Health (NIH) resource. For a brief overview of searching PubMed, see the Quick Start section.

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Fighting HIV with ART: Implementing the Treat-All Approach - ICAP e-Learning

ICAP at Columbia University, 2018

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a critical tool in the fight against the global HIV epidemic.  With ART, antiretroviral drugs are used to suppress the HIV virus, stop the progression of the disease, and prevent onward transmission. In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated their consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs in the fight against HIV.

This course will equip health workers with the skills they need to use antiretroviral therapy for HIV treatment and prevention according to these updated clinical guidelines.Taught by clinical experts in HIV and global health, the course is self-directed to accommodate individual schedules.

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Pediatric HIV Nursing - ICAP e-Learning

ICAP at Columbia University, 2018

Taught by leading experts in pediatric HIV clinical care and treatment, nursing, and global health, this course will equip nurses and midwives with the skills they need to provide quality clinical care to children living with HIV according to the latest clinical guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The online course is self-paced to accommodate individual schedules and learning needs.

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Option B+ Nursing - ICAP e-Learning

ICAP at Columbia University, 2018

Option B+ is an approach to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and maintain the health of the mother. It entails initiation of lifelong antiretroviral therapy for pregnant and breastfeeding women infected with HIV.  If realized and performed effectively, this approach will advance the goal of an AIDS-Free Generation. Nurses and midwives are of critical importance to the scale-up of Option B+.

This online training for Option B+ is designed for self-directed learning by nursing students or practicing professionals but is open to anyone. You can go through each module at your own pace. 

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Helping Mothers Survive: Threatened Preterm Birth Care Learning Resource Package

Jhpiego, 2016

Threatened Preterm Birth Care is part of the Helping Mothers Survive and Helping Babies Survive suite of training modules.  It is a two-day course designed for teams of health workers who provide care for women and newborns.  The content is based on the 2015 WHO recommendations on interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes and focuses on identifying women likely to deliver a preterm baby within 7 days and the actions that can be taken prior to birth to improve survival. The materials include an Action Plan, Gestational Age Job Aid, Medication Chart, Gestational Age Wheel, Flip Chart, and Providers Guide as well as sample training agenda and knowledge check. 

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Nurse Educator Core Competencies

World Health Organization, 2016

The World Health Organization has developed these Nurse Educator Core Competencies to enable educators to effectively contribute to the attainment of high quality education, and the production of effective, efficient and skilled nurses who are able to respond to the health needs of the populations they serve.

The competencies are intended to help guide the educational preparation of nurse teachers; ensure educational quality and accountability; and, ultimately, contribute to improving the provision of nursing care and outcomes of health services.