Topics in the Nursing Care of People Living with HIV/AIDS
Published Date: 09/2009
Author: Lucille Sanzero Eller, PhD, RN
Source: New York/New Jersey AETC and François Xavier Bagnoud Center at Rutgers University College of Nursing
Five training modules designed to equip nurses working in a range of settings including doctors' offices, hospitals, ambulatory care and correctional settings, with the basic knowledge needed to provide safe, comprehensive care to clients with HIV/AIDS. Topics include antiretrovirals, adherence, resistance testing, hepatitis C, substance abuse and mental health, and care of women.
- Module 1: Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Antiretroviral Therapy [PPT 957K]
Objectives: (1) Discuss the epidemiology of HIV in the U.S; (2) Describe the HIV replication cycle; (3) Discuss ARV therapy; (4) Identify methods of evaluation of ART effectiveness. 70 slides.
- Module 2: Adherence, Resistance, and Antiretroviral Therapy [PPT 552K]
Objectives: (1) Define adherence;
(2) Describe assessment of determinants of adherence to ART;
(3) Discuss nursing strategies to promote adherence to ART;
(4) Describe resistance to ART;
(5) Discuss evaluation of adherence.
- Module 3: HIV and Hepatitis Co-Infection [PPT 546K]
Objectives: (1) Describe transmission, signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A;
(2) Describe transmission, signs and symptoms, testing, and treatment of Hepatitis B;
(3) Describe transmission, signs and symptoms, testing, and treatment of Hepatitis C;
(4) Discuss education of HCV infected patient.
- Module 4: Triple Diagnosis: HIV, Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness [PPT 801K]
Objectives: (1) Describe HIV prevalence in people with dual diagnosis;
(2) Discuss assessment of common mental disorders;
(3) Discuss substance abuse assessment and referral;
(4) Describe harm reduction approach for substance abusers;
(5) Identify types of counseling for the triple diagnosed patient;
(6) Describe interactions between ARVs and street drugs or psychotropics.
- Module 5: Women and HIV [PPT 1MB]
Objectives: (1) Discuss the epidemiology of HIV in women;
(2) Describe gender-specific symptoms in HIV+ women;
(3) Discuss ARV treatment considerations for HIV+ women;
(4) Identify psychological factors in HIV+ women;
(5) Discuss contraception and pregnancy in HIV+ women;
(6) Describe assessment and counseling issues for women with HIV.
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