The goal of this 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. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- 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
- Summarize the management of HIV in the healthcare workplace and other working environments consistent with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards
- Briefly describe the professional, ethical and legal standards applicable to a caregiver of a person with HIV
- Appraise the appropriate attitudes and behaviors of caregivers toward people infected with HIV
- Relate the comprehensive human services available to assist those living with HIV infection in Kentucky
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, EMTs/paramedics, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, and social workers.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.