HIV/AIDS in the Elder Population
This course is designed to illustrate the medical and mental side of caring for a person with HIV/AIDS. It takes the learner through a detailed explanation of the disease, including how it’s transmitted, symptoms, testing, diagnosis, and treatment while also identifying common misconceptions about HIV/AIDS. Additionally, it focuses on caring for elderly persons with HIV/AIDS and any special considerations for this age group. The course also outlines the importance of having an emotional response to HIV/AIDS with interactive segments dedicated to how individuals cope with the disease, and how caregivers can best help them.
- Identify causes, symptoms, and treatments of HIV/AIDS.
- Develop awareness of stereotypes and misconceptions.
- Learn specific techniques for caring for a person with HIV/AIDS.
- Understand safety precautions to keep yourself as well as the person in your care safe.
- Understand the diagnosis, testing, reporting, and treatment process.
- Recognize the importance of preserving a person with HIV/AIDS individuality.
- NAB: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.5 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval# 20180809-1.50-A35532-DL – expires 08/09/2018, NAB approval# 20190809-1.50-A45847-DL – expires 08/09/2019.
- CE Broker Approved for Florida Long Term Care Administrators, Nurses, and Certified Nurse Aides as well as District of Columbia Certified Nurse Aides and Home Health Aides
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approval #: LTS -A1138 (Resident Care)