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Course Overview

The goal of this HIV/AIDS continuing education program is to update Kentucky healthcare professionals’ knowledge of the care of patients with, and issues surrounding, HIV/AIDS and to meet the Kentucky state requirement for continuing education in this area for licensure.

About the Course Author

Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor is the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Northwest Hospital, Lifebridge Health in Randallstown, Maryland. Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC, CPHQ has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW, LCSWC is a licensed clinical social worker in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She is a professor of social work at Gallaudet University and teaches practice, theory, and research in the MSW program. She coordinates a telemental health program for deaf children and adults through Arundel Lodge, Inc. located in Edgewater, MD.  Her recent research focuses on deaf and hard of hearing populations, especially in the areas of behavioral health, intimate partner violence, telemental health, well-being, resilience, and help-seeking. Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW, LCSWC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education


    This CE activity is accredited for 2.0 Advanced CEH by Relias LLC, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

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    I understand that Relias LLC, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation, will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
  • Kentucky Board Of Emergency Medical Services


    Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Appraise the appropriate attitudes and behaviors of caregivers toward people infected with HIV.; Briefly describe the professional, ethical, and legal standards applicable to a caregiver of a person with HIV.; Describe basic medical and epidemiological information about HIV and relate the diseases and conditions it can cause.; Explain methods of transmission and prevention of HIV and current recognized methods of medical treatment.; Relate the comprehensive human services available to assist those living with HIV infection in Kentucky.; Summarize the management of HIV in the healthcare workplace and other working environments consistent with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standards.
  • Outline:

    Section 1:Introduction
    Section 2:Goals of Therapy
    Section 3:Epidemiology of HIV and AIDS Cases
    Section 4:Pathophysiology
    Section 5:Risk Behaviors
    - Riskiest Forms of Sexual Activity
    - Correct use of condoms
    - Table 2A: Disinfection Guidelines
    Section 6:Perinatal Transmission
    - Table 2B:Reduction of Perinatal HIV Transmission Through ART
    Section 7:Follow-up
    Section 8:Opportunistic Infections
    - Table 3
    - Table 3:AIDS-Defining Opportunistic Diseases
    Section 10:History and Clinical Presentation
    - Table 4:Oral Manifestations of HIV/AIDS
    Section 11:Diagnostic Tests and Surrogate Markers
    Section 12:Window Period
    Section 13:Other Diagnostic Tests
    - Table 5
    - Table 5:Recommendations for HIV Testing in Adults and Adolescents
    - HIV viral load testing
    - The CD4 cell count
    - Viral load test
    - Initial virological response
    - Resistance testing
    Section 14:Secondary Testing of HIV
    Section 15:Baseline Workup in patient with HIV
    Section 16:Staging HIV
    Section 16:Modes of Transmission
    Section 17:Infection Control:Standards to Prevent Exposures
    - A suspected 1,000 sharp injuries occur per day in healthcare workers
    Section 18:Occupational HIV Exposures:Postexposure Assessment and Prophylaxis
    Section 19:Assessment and Postexposure Prophylaxis(PEP)
    - Table 6
    Section 20:Initiating Safety Programs
    Section 21:Psychosocial Care with Cultureal Sensitivity
    Section 22:Confidentiality
    Section 23:Americans with Disabilities Act
    Section 24:Community Services
    - Provider Referral
    - Patient or Client referral
    - Contract referral
    Section 25:Summary
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Emergency Medical Personnel; Entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; Nurses; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Technicians; Physical Therapists; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.