Primary healthcare practitioners call it their bible. You’ll find a well-thumbed copy of the Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK) in clinics all over South Africa. Developed over the past 16 years by UCT’s Knowledge Translation Unit (KTU) at the Lung Institute, the comprehensive clinical management tool has become indispensable to front-line nurses and doctors. It’s now being piloted in Brazil.
In a nutshell, the PACK is a tool that helps healthcare practitioners to diagnose and manage common conditions. It covers 40 common symptoms and 20 conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, women’s health, and end-of-life care. It’s all integrated in one handbook.
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