Nursing: Clinical Update for Florida Nurses: HIV/AIDS

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About the Course

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) remain a significant, persistent, world-wide problem. In 2018, an estimated 37.9 million people had HIV/AIDS (HIV.gov., 2019).  In the United States and dependent areas, 37,832 people received an HIV diagnosis in 2018 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2019a). The state of Florida’s HIV infection rate is among the highest in the country, accounting for an estimated 12.5% of all cases in the United States (Miami Herald, 2019). Nurses and other healthcare professionals must not only be able to facilitate treatment interventions for HIV infection, but also take an active role in educating the public about prevention. This course provides information about the transmission, risk factors, treatment options, and strategies to prevent infection. The course meets the Florida Board of Nursing requirement for HIV/AIDS continuing education.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Explain how HIV is transmitted.
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of HIV infection.
  • Identify groups at high-risk for HIV infection.
  • Identify infections common to patients with HIV/AIDS.
  • Explain strategies to prevent HIV infection in healthcare workers and in the general public.
  • Identify treatment options for HIV infection.
  • Discuss nursing interventions and intent to change practice.

About the Author:
Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed., RN

Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed., RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and healthcare author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MSN from Penn State University, and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing, as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her most recent publications include The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence-Based Education.

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