HIV Corrections Preceptorship
This two-day educational program is a prison-based preceptorship for health care providers during which they will observe and work with an HIV expert preceptor. Preceptorships will be designed to meet the specific needs of individual trainees based on current levels of experience and practice settings. Preceptors will focus on the care and treatment of patients with HIV within the context of a comprehensive, continuum of care model. A combination of didactic and experiential instruction will include HIV risk assessment, diagnosis of primary HIV and opportunistic infections, therapeutic interventions (i.e., drug treatment regimens including managing side effects, salvage therapies, and adherence strategies), and treatment as prevention. Instruction will also include strategies for effectively addressing patients’ psychosocial needs related to mental health and substance use disorders and social support. Participants (preceptees) will accompany the preceptor to observe at least four work-ups with patients being treated for HIV.
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
- Conduct baseline evaluation of newly diagnosed patients with HIV infection
- 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