Clinicians Guide to Quality Outpatient Diagnosis

Clinicians Guide to Quality Outpatient DiagnosisDr Jane Carter

This manual is written for clinicians working in outpatient curative clinics in primary level hospitals and health centres in Eastern Africa, as a guide to improving their diagnostic skills. The manual is divided into four chapters covering quality outpatient diagnostic services; clinical examination and use of laboratory and other investigations; an approach to commonly presenting conditions in outpatient practice; and an approach to disease outbreaks. The book has been field tested with a wide range of users and suggested changes have been incorporated into the manual.

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Home Based Care Training Manual

Home Based Care Training ManualCompiled by Stephanie Nduba, Dr Ingrid Van Acker Hebert

This manual is about home-based care. It is has been divided into six modules covering an introduction to home-based care, nursing and clinical care, counseling and psycho-spiritual care, palliative care and training skills. It is also a reference guide developed especially for home-based care facilitators. This is to ensure that patients/clients get comprehensive care that is essential in integrating care activities at all levels- individuals, family, community, and health/welfare systems. The manual also includes step by step guides for nursing care, nutrition, support services and home-based care activities.

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Guidelines on Specimen Collection, Storage and Transportation

Guidelines on Specimen Collection, Storage and TransportationISBN: 978-9966-874-73-3
Sadiki F. Materu


This publication provides practical information for clinical and laboratory staff on appropriate methods of collection, storage and transportation of specimens to reference laboratories for further investigation in the eastern African region. The manual has been extensively field-tested and the procedures are clearly presented. The guidelines will prove invaluable to all cadres of health staff involved in patient care and investigation of outbreaks. The book has been designed to be carried easily in the pocket of a white coat, for easy reference.

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Quality Manual: Clinical & Laboratory Diagnostic Services

Quality Manual: Clinical and Laboratory Diagnostic ServicesISBN: 978-9966-874-95-5
Technical Working Group of Ministry of Medical Services, Kenya


The Quality Manual for Clinical and Laboratory Diagnostic Services provides a guide to the strategies required for establishing and maintaining quality diagnostic services in health facilities that are effective, efficient and safe. Quality diagnostic services encompass the complete process of patient diagnosis and appropriate patient management. They not only address good technical performance, but include all aspects of the service, such as patient’s waiting time, access to advice and counselling, and a process for dealing with patients’ complaints.

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Standard Operating Procedures: Essential Laboratory Tests

Standard Operating Procedures: Essential Laboratory TestsISBN: 978-9966-874-97-9
Technical Working Group of Ministry of Health, Uganda


This manual outlines correct procedures for performing essential laboratory tests, so that data generated from them are considered reliable and can be used to guide patients' management and disease control interventions. The manual covers a selection of tests addressing common and important diseases or conditions that require laboratory confirmation for correct treatment and follow up. Most of the tests are based on quality microscopy, which can be readily performed in peripheral laboratories. A single technique is described for each test which is an accepted quality standard. Reagents have been selected that are locally available and can be used in more than one test.

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Standard Operating Procedures: Laboratory Utilisation For Clinicians

Standard Operating Procedures: Laboratory Utilisation For CliniciansISBN: 978-9966-874-96-2
Technical Working Group of Ministries of Health and Social Welfare, Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar


This manual has been prepared to guide clinicians on selection of appropriate laboratory tests to confirm or investigate diseases and conditions, and on correct interpretation of laboratory results. The role of the clinician in the optimal performance of diagnostic services cannot be over-emphasised. This publication covers common and important diseases and conditions that require laboratory confirmation for diagnosis, and tests that may contribute information to guide correct treatment and follow up. The SOPs also include procedures for obtaining specimens for laboratory investigation that should be collected by clinicians. The correct collection and handling of these specimens is vital for subsequent reliable laboratory analysis.

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Standard Operating Procedures: Care and Maintenance of Laboratory Equipment

Standard Operating Procedures: Care and Maintenance of Laboratory EquipmentISBN: 978-9966-874-94-8
Technical Working Group of Ministry of Medical Services, Kenya


Quality laboratory results depend on the use of appropriate, quality equipment. Many laboratories are unable to provide services due to non-functional equipment, which leads to interruption of laboratory services and waste of scarce health resources. Most equipment failure is due to poor user care and maintenance. This manual has been developed to enhance the proper use, maintenance and calibration of specific items of laboratory equipment, so that any data generated from them is considered reliable. The specifications target basic equipment models useful in primary laboratories.

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