• HIV and bloodborne pathogens review

  • LEARNER OBJECTIVES
    • Describe the effects alcohol and drug usage can have on the HIV and AIDS disease process in patients.
    • Describe the roles alcohol and drug usage have in the contracting of HIV.
    • List the members involved in the collaborative care of patients with HIV and AIDS.
    • Describe some of the common myths about HIV and AIDS.
    • Describe the risk factors associated with contracting HIV.
    • Identify preventative measures to avoid contracting HIV.
    • List the items included on an HIV/AIDS Risk Assessment Checklist.
    • Describe HIV infection preventative measures.
    • Identify the goals of risk-reduction counseling.
    • Describe the process of testing for HIV infection.
    • Describe the factors involved in HIV pre- and post-test counseling.
    • Identify the requirements for reporting HIV and AIDS test results.
    • Generally describe how HIV is medically monitored.
    • Describe how clinicians can increase client’s adherence to HIV medication regimens and compliance with prescribed care plans.
    • Describe how the client’s gender, culture and sexuality orientation influence their compliance with treatment.
    • List events which may initiate client relapse.
    • Describe relapse prevention techniques.
    • Describe the counselor’s role in supporting the client with HIV or AIDS cope with issues of death, dying, grief and bereavement.
    • Identify steps involved in case management for the client with HIV or AIDS.
    • Identify the legal regulations and processes in place to protect and assist clients HIV or AIDS.

  • LEARNER OBJECTIVES

    The course covers guidelines from the CDC, OSHA and others regarding HIV, hepatitis and other blood borne pathogens.
    • Discuss advances in HIV prevention and treatment
    • List the goals of HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral (CTR)
    • Identify the principles of CTR
    • Differentiate between targeted and routinely recommended CTR
    • Identify settings and populations that are at increased risk for HIV
    • Learn about circumstances for which HIV preventative treatment exists
    • Identify information all clients who request counseling should receive
    • Identify the elements of HIV prevention counseling
    • List the characteristics of the effective HIV CTR counselor
    • List ways to reduce barriers to HIV CTR
    • Correctly match HIV test technologies and results (screening vs. confirmatory)
    • Identify the difference between a reactive and nonreactive sample
    • List possible referral needs for clients testing HIV positive or for high-risk clients
    • Identify barriers to accessing referral resources
    • Learn the 11 standards to assess for quality assurance


  • LEARNER OBJECTIVES

    • Discuss advances in HIV prevention and treatment
    • List the goals of HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral (CTR)
    • Identify the principles of CTR
    • Differentiate between targeted and routinely recommended CTR
    • Identify settings and populations that are at increased risk for HIV
    • Learn about circumstances for which HIV preventative treatment exists
    • Identify information all clients who request counseling should receive
    • Identify the elements of HIV prevention counseling
    • List the characteristics of the effective HIV CTR counselor
    • List ways to reduce barriers to HIV CTR
    • Correctly match HIV test technologies and results (screening vs. confirmatory)
    • Identify the difference between a reactive and nonreactive sample
    • List possible referral needs for clients testing HIV positive or for high-risk clients
    • Identify barriers to accessing referral resources
    • Learn the 11 standards to assess for quality assurance

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