KNOW HIV Prevention Education for Health Care Facility Employees (English Version)

This document is the Know HIV Prevention Education for Health Care Facility Employees. 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 should be available to answer to technical questions.

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.

KNOW HIV Prevention Education - Complete Document (PDF, 89 pages)

If you use this document you must include the title page that acknowledge Washington State Department of Health and individuals who created the curriculum. The following outline summarizes the chapter topics in the KNOW Curriculum.

Title Page and Table of Contents (PDF, 7 pages)

  1. Etiology and Epidemiology of HIV

    1. Etiology
    2. Reported AIDS cases in the United States and Washington State
    3. Risk populations/behaviors
  2. Transmission and Infection Control

    1. Transmission of HIV
    2. Infection Control Precautions
    3. Factors affecting risk for transmission
    4. Risks for transmission to health care workers
  3. Testing and Counseling

    1. HIV test information
    2. Pre-test counseling
    3. Post-test counseling
  4. Clinical Manifestations and Treatment

    1. Clinical manifestations of HIV infection
    2. Case management
    3. Physical care
    4. Psychosocial care
    5. Home care
    6. Resources
  5. Legal and Ethical Issues

    1. Confidentiality as defined in the AIDS Omnibus bill (RCW and WAC)
    2. Informed consent
    3. Legal reporting requirements
    4. Ethical issues
    5. Civil rights
  6. Psychosocial Issues

    1. Personal impact of the HIV continuum
    2. The human response to death and dying
    3. Issues for care providers
    4. Family issues
    5. Special populations