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Table 1 Description of mentoring tools

From: Exploring experiences in peer mentoring as a strategy for capacity building in sexual reproductive health and HIV service integration in Kenya

Tool Who/When used/Filled How Point of use Comments
BCS Plus Toolkit Mentors and mentees during service provision Use algorithm providing step-by-step guidance to provide integrated SRH-HIV services during consultation, refer to trainee guides on how to implement material in the toolkit In clinical area (FP, PNC, ART, MCH, VCT) or during training sessions Contains a series of illustrative counselling cards covering a range of topics, such as types of FP methods, STI and HIV risk assessment, and HIV counselling and testing
Mentees initial assessment pre-test Mentee Answers questions and returns responses to the mentor In clinical area (FP, PNC, ART, MCH, VCT) The mentor gives each mentee to assess his/her level of knowledge before starting mentoring
Mentees clinical protocol Mentor when mentoring/coaching the mentee on clinical procedures Observes mentee performance during clinical procedures in the protocol and scores according to the key provided in the integrated SRH/HIV clinical assessment tool In clinical area (FP, PNC, ART, MCH, VCT) The mentor maintains a facility file for all procedures observed
Mentor logbook Mentee after client visit Summarizes skills acquired after every clinical procedure In clinical area (FP, PNC, ART, MCH, VCT) or in offices Maintained by mentees and is availed to supervisors as required
Monthly summary sheet Mentor at end of the month Records of all mentoring sessions with her/his mentee(s) and summarizes all activities In clinical area (FP, PNC, ART, MCH, VCT) or in offices Original copy sent to RH coordinator and one copy kept on file
Integrated SRH/HIV clinical assessment tool Mentor or regional/national level RH coordinator during mentee assessments Used to evaluate and mark all procedures performed during mentee assessment, a score of 85% means the mentee has passed and can be certified In clinical area (FP, PNC, ART, MCH, VCT) A copy is sent to the provincial/national level as evidence of the exam
Mentees guide Mentees for continuous reference Reference material Any instance/location when making reference to course content Maintained by mentees
Mentees guide Mentors for continuous Reference material Any instance/location when making Maintained by mentors
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