KNOW Topic Outline

This is an topics outline for the Know HIV Prevention Education for Health Care Facility Employees document (PDF). Educators who teach HIV/AIDS classes can use this document for 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.

Outline of Topics

  1. Etiology and Epidemiology of HIV

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

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

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

    1. HIV test information
    2. Pretest counseling
    3. Post-test counseling
  5. Clinical Manifestations and Treatment

    1. Clinical manifestations of HIV infection
    2. Case management
    3. Physical care
    4. Psychosocial care
    5. Home care
    6. Resources
  6. 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
  7. 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