Kentucky HIV/AIDS Requirement for Healthcare Professionals

by Instructor: Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC; Instructor: Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD; Instructor: Teresa Crowe, PhD


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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 BarzoloskiO'Connor is the infection control manager at Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, Md. She is responsible for administering, coordinating, and monitoring all infection control functions of the hospital and serves as an educator and consultant with regards to infection control matters. Barbara also serves on other committees and is a liaison between the hospital and public health officials, and is responsible for serving as staff support to the Orthopedic and Pediatric Clinical Department Review Committees. Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Dr. Crowe graduated from the University of Maryland - Baltimore County in 1987 with a BA degree in psychology and social work.  She graduated from the MSW program at Gallaudet University in 1992. In 2000, Dr. Crowe graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore with a PhD in social work. Her professional career primarily focused on mental health in the Deaf community. She worked in multiple settings, including an inpatient psychiatric unit, community mental health agencies (outpatient services), and private practice. While in her doctoral studies and afterward, she conducted research about various issues affecting Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, such as ASL-translated instruments, alcohol use, domestic violence, sating violence, mental health needs, and telemental health. Teresa Crowe, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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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 Transmisiion

    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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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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