HIV/AIDS Clinical Preceptorship Program
This one-day (8-hour) educational program, available at both Madison Clinic in Seattle and at HIV Health Services Center in Portland, is a clinic-based preceptorship for clinical pharmacists. Preceptorships will be designed to meet the specific needs of individual trainees based on current levels of experience and practice situations. Methods include some didactic instruction but focus primarily on case discussion, observation of pharmacist interactions with patients, support materials (e.g., pill chart), and following one patient through the Madison AIDS Clinic’s Introduction to HAART Protocol. The Protocol includes assessments by the primary care provider, nurse, pharmacist and nutritionist.
For more information about our preceptorship program contact Julene Weaver.
Pharmacy Preceptorship Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
- Recognize symptoms of acute HIV infection
- Discuss the treatment of HIV disease using antiretroviral drug regimens
- Identify drug-related side effects
- Educate patients about drug/drug and drug/food interactions
- Explain the importance of adherence as it relates to drug resistance
- Summarize rationale for implementing salvage therapies
- Initiate occupational and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis
- Name prophylactics for at least two common HIV-related opportunistic infections