HIV/AIDS Corrections Preceptorship
This two-day educational program is a prison-based preceptorship for health care providers working in corrections. Preceptees will observe and work with an HIV expert preceptor in a Washington State prison for one day and then spend one day in a large urban HIV clinic. Preceptorships will be designed to meet the specific needs of individual trainees based on their current level of experience and practice settings. Preceptors will focus on the care and treatment of HIV-infected patients within the context of a comprehensive, continuum of care model. A combination of didactic and experiential instruction will include: HIV risk assessment, HIV testing strategies, diagnosis of primary HIV and opportunistic infections, therapeutic interventions (i.e., drug treatment regimens including managing side effects, salvage therapies, and adherence strategies), release planning, prevention with positives and confidentiality. Instruction will also include strategies for effectively addressing patients' psychosocial needs related to mental health and substance abuse issues. Participants will observe at least 4 HIV-infected patient work-ups under the guidance of the preceptor.
For more information about our preceptorship program please contact Julene Weaver.
The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Corrections Preceptorship Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
- Diagnose primary HIV infection
- Describe the natural course of HIV disease
- Conduct baseline evaluation of newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients
- Cite principles underlying Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) initiation and maintenance
- Recognize adverse and potentially life-threatening side effects of ART
- Approach diagnosis/management of common HIV co-morbid conditions