Patient Tracking Techniques
CHWs use a number of methods to help keep track of their patients, including:
Each CHW is given a diary in which they write down important patient dates such as clinic appointments, expected dates of delivery and EID testing dates
CHWs use a small notepad to write down notes or reminders to themselves. These small notebooks are easily transported and can be taken in place of the patient MasterCard to do home-visits. CHWs can then transfer their notes from the notepad to the MasterCard when they return to the clinic.
Daily Work Plan
CHWs make a daily work plan every morning outlining their tasks in order of priority. Making these lists and priorities can help CHWs plan their days.
Every week, CHWs sit down together to update patient MasterCards and the PMTCT Register. This gives CHWs the chance to take a big picture look at their patients, discuss difficult cases with their peers and report any issues to their supervisor.