Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective strategy for preventing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. However, it is being utilized in only a small fraction of eligible individuals. Primary care providers have a unique opportunity to reduce the burden of HIV by routinely screening at-risk patients and providing interventions for HIV prevention, such as PrEP. This eNewsletter will review HIV screening, guideline recommendations for use of PrEP, the scientific evidence supporting the use of PrEP, and the importance of adherence for maximizing its effectiveness. Findings are also presented from a Practice Building Challenge, in which nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) examined their practices via patient chart review to identify gaps in their clinical practice related to the identification and management of patients at risk for HIV.
eNewsletter with interactive benchmarking
To educate providers in the primary care setting about key topic areas in PrEP, including updated guidelines, risk assessment, evidence of its safety and efficacy, and information and resources to improve the use of and adherence to PrEP.
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Apply knowledge of the demographics of HIV infection, established guidelines, and available diagnostic tools to the effective screening and identification of patients infected with HIV
- Utilize available tools and counseling strategies to effectively communicate with patients and motivate them to take an active role in reducing their risk for HIV infection
- Apply established guidelines and proper patient monitoring strategies to ensure the effective implementation of PrEP in appropriate patients
NPs, PAs, and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the identification and management of individuals at risk for HIV infection
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 0.75 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 program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of June 6, 2017. Participants may submit the post-test at any time during that period.
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.
This activity was supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.
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, Vindico Medical Education, or Gilead Sciences, 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 Elion: consultant/advisor: Gilead, Merck, ViiV; expert witness: Gilead; speaker: Gilead, Janssen, Merck, ViiV.
Dr Landovitz: consultant/advisor: Gilead; contracted research: 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; Ruth Cohen of Practicing Clinicians Exchange; and Erica Rusie, PharmD, of Vindico Medical Education. 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
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: June 6, 2017
Expiration date: June 6, 2018
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