Long-term survival after HIV infection is now the norm, thanks to timely diagnosis, prompt initiation of antiretroviral therapy, access to ongoing medical care, and adherence to medication regimens. This activity is designed to update primary care nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) on the importance of universal screening, prompt initiation of therapy, ensuring ongoing access to care, treatment of comorbidities, and thorough follow-up in persons living with HIV infection.
eNewsletter with interactive benchmarking
To present current standards for screening, treatment, and ongoing follow-up of patients infected with HIV and promote partnership with patients and other healthcare providers.
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Implement current recommendations for HIV screening to ensure earlier initiation of ART and linkage of patients to care
- Formulate ART regimens for patients with HIV infection based on individual patient factors and current clinical guidelines
- Apply patient-centered strategies to improve adherence to therapy while taking into account the management of comorbidities and potential drug interactions and side effects
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is provided for 1.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria.
This activity is provided for 0.25 contact hours related to pharmacotherapeutic content.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (UNMC CON CNE) has been awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program (ANCC). This distinction is valid through 2020.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (UNMC CON CNE) (provider) and Practicing Clinicians Exchange.
This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid for one year from 07/11/2018. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc; Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP; and Merck & Co., Inc.
The opinions or views expressed in this continuing education activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Continuing Education Alliance, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, Gilead Sciences, Inc, Janssen Therapeutics, or Merck & Co., Inc.
Accredited status as a provider of continuing nursing education refers only to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education continuing education activities, and does not imply UNMC or American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial supporters.
Please note that while the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is an ANCC accredited organization, this does not imply endorsement by the UNMC or ANCC of any commercial products affiliated with this activity.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education are expected to disclose to the audience any significant support or substantial relationship(s) with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and planning committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias, and based upon all the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Please note that this activity may refer to use of products for a purpose other than which they were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Dr Willard: speakers bureau: Gilead.
The Planning Committee for this activity included Heidi Keeler, PhD, RN, and Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education; Mark P. Christiansen, PhD, PA-C, of the University of the Pacific; and Ruth Cohen and Margaret Inman of Practicing Clinicians Exchange. The members of the Planning Committee have no significant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Read the eNewsletter in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form online
- Print or save your certificate from your profile page
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hours.
Release date: July 11, 2018
Expiration date: July 11, 2019
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