Table 2

Training and professional skills of health workers at lower level facilities in Uganda between June and August 2009
Assessment parameter Characteristics N = 131
Pre-service training Clinical officers 9(7%)
Mid wife 8(6%)
Nurse 28(21%)
Nursing aid/assistant 86(66%)
Personal capacity
Skills Knowledge of severe malaria danger signs* 47(37%)
Received IMCI training 62(50%)
Supervision in the preceding 6 months 55(42%)
Motivation Received Job descriptions and appointment letters (n=124) 78(63%)
Referral practice(N = 186) Pre-referral antimalarial drugs given (n = 186) 130(70%)
Referral clinical notes given to patients 115(61%)
Transport for referred patients 12(6%)
Reasons for referral (n = 186) Lack of blood 55(30%)
Poor response to treatment 66(36%)
Lack of IV Fluids 31(17%)
No beds for admission 16(8.7)
Others 18(9.6)

*Dangers signs as convulsions or fits, temp above 39.5°C, very pale mucous membranes (anaemia) and unable to localise painful stimuli (coma) Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI).

Kyabayinze et al.

Kyabayinze et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:695   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-695

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