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Table 2 Summary of training provided to study hospitals at the start of the intervention and, for intervention hospitals, during the 18 months intervention period.

From: Implementation experience during an eighteen month intervention to improve paediatric and newborn care in Kenyan district hospitals

  H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 H6 H7 H8
Length of Initial Training (days) 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Total staff at initial training 33 31 35 29 37 35 43 42
Doctors at initial training 1 2 3 4 1 0 4 1
Clinical Officers at initial training 8 8 11 2 11 2 4 4
Nurses at initial training 24 20 19 23 24 26 25 32
First external follow-up training*         
Length (hours) 6 2 10 4 Control sites were given no further training
Total Trained 11 9 14 6     
Second external follow-up training*         
Length (hours) 3 2 3 10     
Total Trained 7 14 8 8     
Third external follow-up training*         
Length (hours) 4 10 3 12     
Total Trained 10 24 14 33     
Fourth external follow-up training*         
Length (hours)    3      
Total Trained    27      
  1. For the timing of training see Table 2.
  2. *External follow-up training was provided by the external supervisor, within or near the hospital, at the time of supervisory or survey visits and covered topics mostly but not exclusively related to the original ETAT+ training. Its aim was often to orient staff who had not attended the initial training to the practice guidelines and paediatric admission record forms.