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Mountain West AETC HIV in Corrections Training Survey

You are invited to participate in a short survey that will aid the Mountain West AIDS Education and Training Center (MWAETC) meet the HIV-related training needs of those providing health care in correctional settings. 

Given on-going uncertainty and volatility of the COVID epidemic, we will not be holding the conference that was rescheduled from March 2020 to October 2020.  We are now making alternative training plans, including the possibility of holding an in-person (infection rates permitting) or virtual meeting in March 2021, and to possibly provide supplemental virtual training that would begin this fall. Our goal for this survey is to collect your feedback on the types of training options that will work best for you.  At this point, we are considering a variety of models (in-person meeting with social distancing measures; full-day web-based conference; web-based conference spread out over multiple days or weeks; quarterly virtual meetings).
 
Your input is valuable as we make decisions on training opportunities for our 2020-2021 program year. Survey results will only be shared with the MWAETC HIV Care in the Correctional Setting Conference Planning Committee and will be not be individually identified.
 

You can access the survey

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If you have any questions regarding MWAETC training opportunities or this survey, please contact Victor Ramirez at 206-543-3319 or at vmrg1@uw.edu.

Thank you.

Goal
Goal

The MWAETC is dedicated to the training needs of health care providers in the correctional setting. Our program offers a variety of training opportunities specific to correctional staff members:

  • Didactic seminars and lectures
  • On-line video trainings
  • Preceptorship program for medical providers
  • Clinical consultation
  • Technical assistance

Please contact Lara Strick for more information.

Corrections Preceptorship
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 patients with HIV infection 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, treatment as prevention, and confidentiality. Instruction will also include strategies for effectively addressing patients' psychosocial needs related to mental health and substance use disorders.  Preceptees will observe at least four workups with patients being treated for HIV infection.

Continuing education credits are available as well.

For more information please see our Corrections Preceptorship page.

Corrections Resources
Corrections Resources

The following is a collection of resources on a broad range of HIV-related topics specific to working with individuals in the corrections setting who are infected with HIV or are at risk for the acquisition or transmission of HIV.