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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