BASIC LR for Nurses

Frequently Asked Questions:

BASIC for Limited Resource settings (BASIC LR for Nurses)

What is it?

BASIC LR for Nurses is a short course, usually held over 3 days, which covers essential and fundamental aspects of care of the critically ill in low resource settings.

Who is it aimed at?

Nurses who look after critically ill patients in limited resource settings.

What is the format?

The course consists of a course manual (which must be read in advance), and interactive lectures involving group work, case studies, hands on skill stations and pre- and post-course tests. The course works on a cascading model with local instructors delivering the content after appropriate training. We also provide a mobile app which works offline (after downloading). This contains the entire course manual plus other additional resources to facilitate the care of critically ill patients.

How much does it cost?

There are no license fees for running BASIC LR. Course material is supplied in an electronic format. Course manuals can be printed locally from the supplied pdf (colour printing is recommended) or supplied at cost.

Who can run and teach courses?

The course director and the instructors must have attended a BASIC LR for Nurses instructor course.

What topics are covered?

Where has the course been run?

The course has been run in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen.

What are the conditions for running a course?

If you are interested in running a course please contact us for further details.