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Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Leanna Marchand, RN, BSN, JD
Peer Reviewer(s): Elaine D. Kauschinger, PhD, MS, APRN, FNP-BC
Item#: N1798
Contents: 1 Course Book (76 pages)
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HIV/AIDS: A 2-Hour Overview, 2nd Edition

Price $17.95
Item # N1798
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: June 28, 2017

Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Nurses play a key role in providing care to HIV patients. Nursing interventions that will be discussed include the positive promotion of testing, teaching prevention, assessing risk factors, promoting adherence to therapy, and supporting continuous care. Nursing outcomes encompass linkage to HIV care and retention in HIV care. For those patients with a lapse in care, a positive approach is necessary to reintegrate the patient into a therapeutic treatment regimen. HIV-related research continues to contribute to the understanding of this complex disease, as well as many opportunistic, immune-deficiency-related health conditions.

This course provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of the transmission and prevention of HIV, the care of persons with HIV, and the issues of living with HIV. Recent changes in terminology and staging are discussed. Legal and ethical issues, including recent changes in testing, confidentiality, and reporting requirements are discussed.


Florida Nurses - This course meets the Florida state requirements for HIV/AIDS continuing education for nurses, including advanced practice nurses, and fulfills the one-time HIV/AIDS CE requirement.

Note: This course should not be taken in conjunction with N1783 HIV/AIDS: A 1-hour Overview.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the current trends in HIV/AIDS in the United States.
  • Describe the basic pathophysiology of HIV.
  • Identify the stages of HIV infection and their associated signs and symptoms.
  • Identify routes of transmission, risk factors, and prevention strategies for HIV.
  • Identify assessment guidelines and treatment regimens for HIV/AIDS.
  • Recognize the common psychosocial responses and coping activities for a person living with HIV infection.
  • Describe the ethical and legal considerations for HIV/AIDS.


Leanna Marchand, RN, BSN, JD, is a founding partner in Marchand & Rossi, LLP, in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Marchand practices healthcare law and civil litigation and earned her B.S. in nursing from Texas Woman’s University and her law degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University School of Law. Mrs. Marchand is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Association of Nurse Attorneys, serves as an expert advisor to several committees of the Texas Nurses Association, and has a special interest in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Mrs. Marchand also serves on the Board of Directors of the Team Connor Childhood Cancer Foundation.


Elaine D. Kauschinger, PhD, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, is an Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Nursing and has served as the President of the Metro Miami Dade Chapter for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

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  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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