ICAP Nursing E-Learning Platform
CTL is partnering with ICAP to create a group of courses addressing health disparities in low resource settings. The first offering, Option B+, is a self-paced course for nursing students in schools across Africa. This flagship course is called Option B+ after the 2013 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 Option B+ 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.
Option B+ is free and open to the world. It was developed with support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Sign up for an account here: https://elearning.icap.columbia.edu/
A 2017 course on Pediatric Nursing for Children living with HIV and other future courses will be released in EdX.
February 5, 2015: New Online Nursing Course Has Global Impact
The Triangle Initiative
Created in 2006, it explores ways that digital media can be used to advance the intersecting interests of research, education and the community.