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(REVISED DRAFT, as of Aug 5, 2010)

ZUELLIG FAMILY FOUNDATION


Institute for Health Empowerment, Leadership, and Policy Studies

CPE for Frontline Health Workers: Basic Primary Health Care Refresher Module

Rationale:

Local health systems manifest the inequities in the country’s health sector, from the lack of
adequate funding to the maldistribution of adequately trained health personnel. Barangay health
systems, in particular, suffer the brunt of misplaced priorities of national agencies as well as
local government units, often lacking in facilities, medicines, and health workers who can
properly attend to health needs in their communities.

Aside from being poorly compensated, public health personnel also complain about the lack
of preparation and training given them to effectively perform their duties. Often the only health
personnel available outside the poblacion, midwives and barangay health workers (BHWs) are
obliged to deliver more than just primary health care services, but are in the forefront of health
data gathering, recording and reporting; disease prevention and control; and emergency health
services in times of disasters and health emergencies, among many other functions. The need
for relevant knowledge and skills in these areas were sufficiently borne out in a training needs
analysis done by the ZFF-Institute as a result of research done in health human resources in the
Foundation’s cohort of municipalities.

As one of its core programs, the ZFF-Institute provides continuning professional education
(CPE) for frontline health personnel to help improve the delivery of primary health care services.
Aside from compensating for or supplementing their formal education – which, in many cases, is
limited to high school-level education – CPE enriches the knowledge, skills and attitudes of
community health workers to be able participate more meaningfully in the resolution of local
health issues. By enhancing the capability of public health nurses, midwives and barangay
health workers, the Foundation hopes to ultimately expand access to quality health services,
and thus help improve health indicators in the community, especially among the poor.

Objective:

At the end of the 2-day course, community health workers are expected to be able to:

1. Understand and apply fundamental concepts and skills in Basic Life Support;
2. Review basic concepts and update skills in maternal and child care, simple wound
management, and IV therapy;
3. Review basic concepts and update skills in oral health and nutrition;
4. Recognize the importance of, and acquire skills in, disaster preparedness and response
to address health emergencies and health-related disasters in communities; and
5. Design community health action plans for effective delivery of primary health care
services, as well as to prepare for and respond to health emergencies in the community.
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Program:

Day Date Time Session/Activity Resource


Person/s
Day Aug 17, 08:00-08:30 Check-in and registration
1 T
08:30-10:00 Invocation and National Anthem
Welcome Remarks Hon. Joselito
Escutin
Introduction and Overview Mayor, Municipality
of Dao

Municipal Health Situation Dr. Tony Boy


Faraon
Director, ZFF-CHPP
Dr. Humble
Horneja
Municipal Health
Officer, Dao
10:30-11:15 Session 1: Expectation Check, Course Ms. Rosh Paloma
Objectives Program Assistant,
and Overview ZFFI
(including administration
of pre-test)
11:15-12:00 Session 2: Review of Concepts on Dr. Pie Marcelo
Basic Life
Support, First Aid and CPR
01:00-03:00 Session 3: Skills Training on BLS, First Dr. Pie Marcelo
Aid and Dr. Ramir Blanco
CPR
03:30-05:30 Session 4: Oral Health and Nutrition Dr. Giselle Yumul
Day Aug 18, 08:30-11:00 Session 5: Community Health Dr. Pie Marcelo
2 W Surveillance and
Monitoring for Pandemic
Preparedness
and Response
11:00-12:00 Session 6: Risk Management Mr. Bong Villamor
Framework – Health
Emergencies and Disaster
Preparedness and
Response
01:00-03:00 Session 7: Maternal and Child Care Dr. Pie Marcelo
Updates
(for midwives)
03:30-05:30 Session 8: Basic Wound Management Dr. Pie Marcelo
and Dr. Ramir Blanco
Suturing, IV Therapy (for
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midwives)