Training course for nurses is SESAI´s strategy for immunization in indigenous territory
Based on the guidelines of the National Policy for Indigenous Peoples´ Health Care (PNASP), the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI), of the Ministry of Health, launched on Monday (7), the Training for the Formation of Multipliers in the Vaccination Room, a seven-day training for focal points of immunization, who work in the 34 Special Indigenous Sanitary Districts (DSEI).
During the opening of the event, the secretary of SESAI, Robson Santos da Silva, explained that the objective of the course is to train multipliers in the vaccine room in the DSEI, aiming at the qualification of immunization actions in indigenous territory. "An important action of SESAI in the field of education that will also qualify the technical references of the Division of Indigenous Health Care (DIASI) to train the Multidisciplinary Teams of Indigenous Health (EMSI) in the vaccine room and most importantly: Interpret the monitoring of immunization indicators, aimed at improving the quality of services provided by health professionals from the DSEI to the respective indigenous communities in their area of coverage".
Representing the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the coordinator of the Technical Unit of Family, Gender and Life Course / Immunization, Lely Guzman highlighted the importance of this training as a strengthening of the actions of DSEI professionals in indigenous territory. "We congratulate SESAI for this great effort and wish that this training can be an additional action to strengthen the management team among the indigenous communities."
Among the knowledge shared in the training is the update on the Vaccination Calendar, with all the possible changes that have occurred recently, improving the organization of immunization services, improving the monitoring of immunization indicators, also improving the quality of services provided by health professionals in the DSEI, and finally, updating on the quality of information and the use of the SIASI and SIPNI Panel tools for vaccination against COVID-19.
The professionals who are being trained are nurses from the Indigenous Health Care Divisions of the DSEI, responsible for coordinating immunization actions in the indigenous territories.