HIV/AIDS: Epidemic Update

HIV/AIDS: Epidemic Update

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by CME Resource/NetCE, Jane Norman, John Leonard
     
 

In view of the already existing crisis in health care in the United States, the problems associated with providing the necessary care for persons with HIV infection or AIDS are significant. The purpose of this course is to address those problems in the discussion of epidemiology, organism characteristics, pathophysiology, transmission, clinical manifestations,… See more details below

Overview

In view of the already existing crisis in health care in the United States, the problems associated with providing the necessary care for persons with HIV infection or AIDS are significant. The purpose of this course is to address those problems in the discussion of epidemiology, organism characteristics, pathophysiology, transmission, clinical manifestations, complications, treatment advancements, prevention, ethical and legal aspects of care, and workplace concerns. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Discuss the background and significance of the AIDS epidemic, including geographic patterns of transmission.
2. Discuss the characteristics of the infecting organism and the various HIV tests available.
3. Describe the transmission and natural history of HIV infection, including risk behaviors and routes of contagion.
4. Describe the treatments available in the care of patients with HIV, including antiretroviral medications.
5. Discuss the impact of the virus on women living with HIV infection.
6. Review the transmission of HIV to the infant and child, and discuss care of these infected children.
7. Summarize issues unique to older persons with HIV infection.

This 5-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016484822
Publisher:
CME Resource/NetCE
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,345,472
File size:
1 MB

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