HIV/AIDS: State of Washington Mandatory 7 Hour Training


Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define HIV and AIDS.
  • Discuss how HIV impacts the body.
  • Describe behaviors that increase the risk of HIV infection.
  • State how HIV is transmitted.
  • Discuss Infection Control precautions, including Universal/Standard precautions.
  • Describe the procedure for on-the-job exposure to HIV, HBV or HCV.
  • Identify the various acceptable forms of HIV testing in Washington State.
  • Discuss pre and post test counseling requirements.
  • Define partner notification.
  • Review recommendations for testing related to sexual assault.
  • Describe the natural history of HIV infection.
  • Identify AIDS indicator conditions.
  • Discuss recent HIV medication therapies.
  • Outline management of HIV and common co-occurring illnesses.
  • State the HIV/AIDS reporting requirements in Washington State.
  • Define confidentiality as it relates to HIV in Washington State.
  • Discuss discrimination related to HIV/AIDS.
  • Describe interventions related to the management of behaviors endangering the public.
  • Discuss the human impact of HIV/AIDS on the patient and the caregiver.
  • Describe typical stages of grief.
  • Discuss select populations and their relationship to HIV/AIDS.
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Approved By: The State of Washington accepts this course to meet the requirement because Access Online Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nursing continuing education (provider #09-06-003PR) by the Vermont State Nurses' Association, Inc., which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
CE Credits: 7.0 Hours; credit available until 01/22/2020
Cost: $40.00 *NOTE: If your association, employer, or organization is paying for this course, and you log in utilizing the correct procedure provided by your association/employer/organization, you will not be charged upon completion of the test. Be sure to check with your association/employer/organization for the correct login procedure.
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Author: Judy K. Shaw, PhD, ANP-C
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