Manage This Patient: Preventing HIV Infection With PrEP

Infectious Diseases
Curriculum:
Best Practices in Communicating About Sexual Health
Credits:
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 0.50 AANP Contact Hours
Launch Date:
September 26, 2019
Expiration Date:
September 26, 2020

Primary Audience:

Primary care providers

Relevant Terms:

Primary Care, PrEP, Preexposure Prophylaxsis, Sexual health, Sexually transmitted infection, Communication, Sexual behavior

Gillian Greer, MD, AAHIVS

Physician, Chatham CARE Center
Coastal Health District of Georgia Department of Public Health
Savannah, Georgia

Dr. Gillian Greer attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, and completed her family medicine residency training at the John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She is board certified in family medicine and is certified as an HIV specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. She is employed by the Coastal Health District of the Georgia Department of Public Health and works as a primary care physician at the Chatham CARE Center, a Ryan White Funded Clinic, in Savannah, Georgia.

Andrea Jefferson-Saboor, MSN, FNP-C

Clinical Supervisor
Someone Cares Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Andrea is a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in HIV/AIDS care. After completing her undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University, she earned her Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate at Florida International University and her Masters of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), she is a Clinical Supervisor at Someone Cares Atlanta, responsible for managing the care of individuals presenting for PrEP, sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment, and HIV primary care.

She has extensive nursing experience, with the majority of her career in HIV/AIDS, which is her absolute passion. She has worked as a provider, educator, preceptor, mentor, speaker, and panelist. She began her career at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida in Medical/Surgical. Since moving to Atlanta, she has worked in various areas of nursing, including Home Health, Emergency Medicine, HIV/AIDS, Urgent Care, and Urogynecology. Her passion in HIV/AIDS led her to coauthor an HIV curriculum on “Adverse Drug Interactions of Antiretrovirals in the Emergency Department” for Emergency Care Nurses and a poster entitled “Use of the Emergency Department by the HIV-Infected Patient: Assessment, Education, Testing, and Prevention” presented at the Association of  Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) 17th  Annual Conference. She also served as a nurse mentor in the capacity-building program Strengthening Our AIDS Response (SOAR) in Kwazulu-Natal South Africa.

She is a member of ANAC, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), the American Nurses Association (ANA), and the Georgia Nurses Association (GNA). She has received honors from Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Who’s Who Among Nurses, Grady Great 100, the Chi Eta Phi Sorority Nursing Achievement award, and numerous other community service awards. Very active in the community, she spends much of her time as a guest speaker, panelist, and volunteer at many HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs at AIDS service organizations, schools, churches, clinics, and wherever someone will listen.

1. Utilize US Public Health Service (USPHS)/US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clinical practice guidelines: Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV infection in the United States to appropriately screen and determine eligibility for PrEP
2. Initiate a patient-provider dialogue regarding sexual health and a sexual behavior assessment
3. Implement appropriate HIV-prevention strategies for initiation and monitoring of patients on PrEP

Manage This Patient: Preventing HIV Infection With PrEP

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Association for Continuing Education (NACE) and Integritas Communications. NACE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Launch Date:  September 26, 2019

Expiration Date: September 26, 2020

Target Audience

This activity is intended for primary care providers (PCPs) involved in the assessment, referral, and multidisciplinary management of sexual health and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Utilize US Public Health Service (USPHS)/US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clinical practice guidelines: Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Prevention in the United States to appropriately screen and determine eligibility for PrEP
  • Initiate a patient-provider dialogue regarding sexual health and a sexual behavior assessment
  • Implement appropriate HIV-prevention strategies for initiation and monitoring of patients on PrEP

Accreditation Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Association for Continuing Education (NACE) and Integritas Communications. NACE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NACE designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NACE is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 0.5 contact hours of continuing education.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of NACE to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by NACE are required to present evidence-based data, identify, and reference off-label product use, and disclose all relevant financial relationships. Faculty disclosure information is provided below.

Resolution of Personal Conflicts of Interests

NACE requires disclosure of relevant financial relationships with the commercial interest from course directors, faculty, members of the activity planning committee, and others in a position to control the content of the educational activity. Any individual who refuses to disclose his or her relationships will be disqualified from any involvement in the planning, development, teaching/presenting, managing, or evaluation of the educational activity.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Gillian Greer, MD, AAHIVS: No financial relationships to disclose

Andrea Jefferson-Saboor, FNP-C: No financial relationships to disclose

The educational partner reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Stacey JP Ullman, MHS: No financial relationships to disclose

Jeanette Ruby, MD: No financial relationships to disclose

Jim Kappler, PhD: No financial relationships to disclose

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the posttest and program evaluation. Your posttest will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the posttest (score of 80% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately. Click on the View Statement of Participation link and print the statement for your records. If you receive a score lower than 80%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the posttest. You will have 2 opportunities to pass the posttest.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

 

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