6.5  Education about drugs and other medications

6.5.1  Education for the Health Post team

It is very important that all your staff and volunteers in the Health Post are educated on the importance and use of drugs, as well as the way to handle them safely. In your staff meetings, you should regularly discuss standard drug treatments for common conditions that you are supposed to manage in Health Posts. Make sure that the common standard treatments are clearly displayed on wallboards, for example, the standard treatment guidelines for malaria with the anti-malaria drug, Coartem. Refer to the standard drug lists for your Health Post. Each Health Post should constantly work on standard drug lists and standard treatment guidelines.

Malaria treatment at Health Post level is covered in the Communicable Diseases Module, Part 1.

6.4.3  Monitoring the use of pharmaceutical supplies

6.5.2  Special education for patients and parents