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Table 2 Comparison of provincial and PALSA PLUS training approaches

From: Building capacity for antiretroviral delivery in South Africa: A qualitative evaluation of the PALSA PLUS nurse training programme

Provincial training approach PALSA PLUS training approach
Centralized by district Decentralized (on-site at individual clinics)
Doctors and nurses trained together Training designed specifically for nurses
Attendance by ART nurses only Attendance by all nurses in each intervention clinic
Conference-type format: Expert presentations (primarily didactic and uni-directional) by multiple specialists Educational outreach (facilitative, interactive) by trained group facilitators
Predominantly ART-specific AIDS care Lung health (including TB), HIV/AIDS (including ART) care
Multiple materials, including the PALSA PLUS guideline PALSA PLUS guideline (and support materials) only