The Know HIV Prevention Education for Health Care Facility Employees.
The Washington State Department of Health developed a model curriculum for HIV/AIDS education. This document is the Know HIV Prevention Education for Health Care Facility Employees.
Educators who teach HIV/AIDS classes can use this as their curriculum. It presents the specific topics required by law. It is not a self-study manual. Educators should present the material in a traditional classroom style. An expert instructor should be available to answer to technical questions. KNOW HIV Prevention Education (PDF), is available to the public to copy or reprint in any amount. If you use this document you must include the title pages that acknowledge Washington State Department of Health and individuals who created the curriculum.
Washington State Department of Health developed it as a model curriculum for HIV/AIDS education for educators teaching classes for health professions licensure. It presents the specific topics required by law.
It is not a self-study manual. Educators should present the material in a traditional classroom style. An expert instructor will be available to answer any technical questions during the 7 hour course.
The following are the curriculum topics for an HIV/AIDS education program. Selection of topics may be made to meet specific licensing boards’ requirements. Unless otherwise specified, all six topic areas must be covered for the 7-hour licensing requirements.
Topic areas I, II, V, and VI must be covered for the 4-hour licensing requirements and for non-licensed health care facility employees (who have no specific hourly requirements). Please consult the Department of Licensing at 360-236-4700 with specific questions about hourly requirements. Healthcare Professional Credentialing Requirements
When you submit your paperwork to the licensing agency for your particular profession, you will sign a declaration that you have completed this education. It is important to keep records of your HIV/AIDS training to support your statement.
KNOW HIV Prevention Education
The following outline summarizes the chapter topics in the KNOW Curriculum.
- Etiology and Epidemiology of HIV Etiology
- Reported AIDS cases in the United States and Washington State Risk populations/behaviors
- Transmission and Infection Control
- Transmission of HIV
- Infection Control Precautions
- Factors affecting risk for transmission
- Risks for transmission to health care workers
- Testing and Counseling HIV test information
- Pre-test counseling
- Post-test counseling
- Clinical Manifestations and Treatment Clinical manifestations of HIV infection
- Case management
- Physical care
- Psychosocial care
- Home care Resources
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- Confidentiality as defined in the AIDS Omnibus bill (RCW and WAC)
- Informed consent
- Legal reporting requirements
- Ethical issues Civil rights
- Psychosocial Issues
- Personal impact of the HIV continuum
- The human response to death and dying Issues for care providers
- Family issues
- Special populations
Minimum number of students required for HIV AIDS training classes is 2 students. Certificates of Completing are emailed to Students the day of class. Due to the length of this class; students are encouraged to bring a lunch and snacks to carry them through. Breaks are given throughout the course. Payment is required in advance to reserve a seat in any HIV AIDS training class.
Check is made out to: CPR Northwest “Saving Lives through Education”
Mailed to: 1728 E. 14th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202 Please include Full Name, E-mail, Length of class needed, Date of the class you are reserving and a Phone Number you may be reached. If Instructor is unable to teach the class for the date reserved; a full refund will be mailed to student within 24 hour. The student may opt to reschedule to a different class date; in which case the refund would not be given.
A 24 hr advanced notice of cancellation is required before a full reimbursement check is paid back for all reserved seats in HIV AIDS Training classes. If a student fails to show up to class or doesn’t cancel reserved seat within 24 hours; payment is kept and no refund is given.
HIV / AIDS Training Classes are held 2 x a month
Lead Instructor, Diana Heller