HIV/AIDS Clinical Preceptorship for Nurses
This two-day preceptorship, available at the HIV Health Services Center in Portland, provides opportunity for health care professionals to work with an experienced RN in a high-volume HIV care setting. The goal of this course is to provide learning and clinical experiences which strengthen the preceptee’s understanding of clinical management of the person living with HIV.
Nurses: 12.2 contact hours will be awarded.
- The University of Washington, School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- Provider approved as a clock hour provider by the Washington State Board of Education.
- Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 07218, for 12.2 contact hours.
Psychologists: This offering for 12.2 contact hours meets the requirements for continuing education for psychologists in Washington State. The conference is co-provided by the UW School of Nursing which qualifies as a CE program sponsor under the Washington administrative code, WAC 246-924-240(1).
For more information about our preceptorship program contact Julene Weaver.
Nursing Preceptorship Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
- Distinguish between HIV and AIDS diagnoses.
- Identify early symptoms of primary HIV infection.
- Discuss transmission routes for HIV.
- Identify the opportunistic infections most commonly seen with HIV infection.
- Discuss Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) and its implications.
- Discuss the role of adherence in successful implementation of a HAART protocol.
- Discuss HIV testing and counseling methods.
- Discuss the co-infections most commonly associated with HIV infection.
- Understand and discuss current occupational post-exposure prophylaxis protocols.
- Identify and discuss the roles of various allied health mid-level providers (i.e., nutritionist, pharmacist, social worker, research nurse) commonly situated within the HIV care setting.