Contact Hours 10


Text:  A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS   U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP,, LMHC


Objectives

  • Review the most effective approach to the patient
  • Discuss strategies for prevention of HIV in the clinical care setting
  • Learn about various antiretroviral therapies available
  • Explore the metabolic complications of  antiretroviral therapy and the psychological impact of those complications on the individual
  • Identify ways to increase adherence to HIV therapies
  • Learn how the counselor can assist the patient with physical and psychological symptom management




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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HIV and bloodborne pathogens review


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

Contact Hours: 2

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Objectives

Learn about common STDs transmission, symptoms, treatment and complications

Contact Hours: 28

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Based on: TIP 37 Substance Abuse Treatment with Persons with HIV.  SAMHSA.gov

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.

Contact Hours: 10

Facilitator: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Based on the following texts

Objectives

  • Explore the interaction between psychotropic Medications and HIV medications
  • Identify Drug-Drug Interactions Between ARV Agents, Medications Used in Substance Use Treatment, and Recreational Drugs
  • Explore factors related to treatment compliance HAART with mental health disorders including intensity of the mood disorder, somatic symptoms and social support quality.
  • Learn about cognitive disorders including HIV related dementia and HIV
  • Identify risk factors for suicidality in people with HIV
  • Review common somatic symptoms reported by people with HIV or on HAART and ways the mental health professional can assist the patient
  • Review the impact of Depression and Mania on the HIV positive patient and their effect on treatment compliance and disease progression

Learn about TB, transmission, Latent TB Infection and prevention protocols.