About Deb Winters
It does not seem possible that I have been a nurse for 38yrs! My background includes hospital, homecare and rehabilitation nursing which have all provided a solid foundation for my current work in HIV. I started as a Research Nurse with the original AZT clinical trials and have been providing HIV clinical care, training and mentoring to nurses, physicians and members of the multidisiciplinary team for the last 24years.
Seven years ago, I joined I-TECH (.5FTE) providing training, mentoring and technical assistance to nurses in Ethiopia, South Africa, Malawi and Namibia as Nurse Advisor for I-TECH. I am also the Clinical Training Specialist at ID Care. We are a Local Performance Site for the NY/NJ AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC. I provide training and mentoring to low and mid-level providers in Central New Jersey.
Currently, my work in Ethiopia is focused on providing TA to the Clinical team as we begin to transition our mentoring program to local sites and assisting the FMOH with evaluation of the National Nurse Standards implementation. Work will also continue providing TA to the Ethiopian Nurses Association for organizational capacity building and increasing membership in the regions.
Work in Malawi includes TA to the HIV Team as they develop a National Mentoring program and providing training and mentoring to pre-service faculty.
Role(s) / Profession(s)
- Nurse Practitioner
International Training & Education Center on Health - I-TECH
Website: http://www.go2itech.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: United States About: The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a collaboration between the University of Washington and the University of California, San Francisco. It is a center in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health and has offices throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. I-TECH's 700 worldwide staff work in partnership with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), medical facilities, and other organizations to support the development of a skilled health work force and well-organized national health delivery systems.
Thank you! I was concerned with the direction this discussion was taking. Deb M. Winters, APRN-BC,AACRN Clinical Training Specialist - NY/NJ AETC Senior Nurse Advisor - I-TECH (908)788-6045 Skype: dwinters1 or momethiopia
Hello everyone and thank you for another great day of sharing your mentoring experiences and posting important questions for further thought. Sue, you pointed out an area that is on the radar for many of us; buy-in and ownership. The FMOH/Prevention and Control Office in Ethiopia developed National Guidelines for ...
Good evening everyone and thank you all for quickly beginning the discussion about this important topic. The information shared so far and interesting questions have been very thought provoking even after a long day! Our Nurse Mentors have been providing mentoring in 3 regions of ET for the past 6yrs. ...
As Nurse Advisor for I-TECH, my initial work included development and implementation of basic, advanced and TOT trainings for physicians, nurses and pharmacists in Ethiopia. Recognizing that the role and expectation of nurses greatly exceeded their clinical expertise, an intensive clinical mentoring component was built into the advanced training provided ...
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