WA: HIV/AIDS, 4 unitsPage 2 of 7

Introduction

A micrograph of an HIV-infected T-cell.

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Authors:
   Tracey Long, RN, PhD, APRN
   Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
   Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Contact hours: 4
Expiration date: August 1, 2021
Course price: $29

Course Summary

Matches the outline of required topics for the 4-hour licensing in Washington State. Topics include etiology, epidemiology, transmission, and infection control precautions for HIV. Clinical manifestations, treatment options, and psychosocial issues are included in the course.

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Accreditation

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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Name the fives stages of HIV/AIDS infection.
  2. Identify four ways in which HIV can be contracted by occupational exposure.
  3. Name six Standard Precautions that must be followed in caring for an HIV-positive patient.
  4. Identify the legal and ethical issues associated with HIV/AIDS.
  5. Identify five populations that are especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.
  6. Identify global and national resources for heath care professionals and clients with HIV/AIDS.