AIDS and Infectious Disease - Physical Therapist

Infectious Disease 102

Hepatitis C: A New Era


1.0

  • Examine and describe key characteristics related to the pathophysiology of Hepatitis C including those related to transmission, acute and chronic phase
  • List and examine 3 key steps to diagnosing Hepatitis C
  • Compare and contrast 2 ways for staging fibrosis seen in Hepatitis C
  • Examine and describe 2 clinical manifestations seen in Hepatitis C
  • Examine and describe pharmacologic vs. nonpharmacologic therapies seen in Hepatitis C

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Infectious Disease 101
Evidence Based Decontamination for Manual Providers

1.0

  • Define the terminology of decontamination, disinfection and sterilization in a clinical setting.
  • Explain the basis of universal precautions and its implementation
  • Discuss the latest research and evidence for risk of treatment table contamination in chiropractic and manual therapy offices.
  • Learn the recommended evidence based disinfection methods of clinician hands, tables and equipment for manual providers.
  • Identify the Spaulding Classification System for disinfection and sterilization of patient care items and equipment.


Brett Kinsler, DC

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AIDS 115

HIV AIDS: Principles and Practice


2.0

  • Summarize the biology and transmission of HIV/AIDS
  • Describe the clinical and serological progression of HIV/AIDS
  • Outline the diagnosis and follow up monitoring for HIV/AIDS
  • Produce a synopsis of the medical management of HIV/AIDS
  • Identify the 5 classes of HAART medications and their mechanism of action
  • Recognize the interactions of vitamins and nutrients with the various classes of HIV medications
  • Identify therapies to address constitutional symptoms, medication side effects, and symptoms of immunosuppression
  • List homeopathic and botanicals that have demonstrated effectiveness in treating HIV

Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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AIDS 113
Immune Response to HIV

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  • Outline the general concepts of the immune response to viral infection
  • Compare and contrast innate immunity versus acquired immunity
  • Describe the role of the CD4 T lymphocyte response in HIV infection
  • Explain why the immune response fails in HIV infection
  • Discuss the potential for vaccines to HIV


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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AIDS 112

Neurological and Cardiovascular Complications of HIV Infection


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  • Describe the principal HIV-associated neurological complications
  • List the clinical features of HIV-associated dementia
  • Summarize the diagnosis and treatment of HIV neuropathy
  • Identify common cardiovascular complications in HIV patients
  • Explain the etiology of HIV-associated cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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AIDS 111
Global Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

1.0

  • Identify the classification methods for the diagnosis of HIV infection
  • Describe the methods of transmission of HIV
  • Explain the global epidemiology of HIV
  • Summarize the origin and evolution of SIV and HIV
  • Outline the crossover of HIV to the human population


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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AIDS 110

HIV and Nutrition


2.0

  • Explain the difference between HIV infection and AIDS
  • Outline the methods of transmission of HIV
  • Explain why early treatment of HIV infection is advantageous
  • Discuss the basic factors in treatment
  • Assess the individual HIV-AIDS patient for nutritional needs
  • Explain the basic nutritional guidelines for the HIV infected patient.
  • Discuss the classification of nutrients and their sources
  • List some tools that may be used to do a nutritional analysis.
  • Recognize AIDS nutritional deficient syndromes and other co morbidities
  • Suggest some food plans/food treatments for nutritional deficiencies caused by the HIV infection or other opportunistic infections.
  • Discuss  the steps to good nutritional counseling
  • Discuss some nutritional problems that may face the HIV patient and list some remedies for these issues.


Virginia Norris-Schafer, DC, MD

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AIDS 109

AIDS: Clinical Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment


2.0

  • Assess the historical characteristics and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
  • Describe how HIV is spread and how it may be prevented
  • Summarize the pathophysiology of HIV infection and AIDS
  • Outline the natural history, diagnosis, and stages of HIV infection
  • Illustrate the current treatment strategies for HIV infection and discuss common opportunistic infections associated with HIV


Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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AIDS 108
HIV and AIDS Update: Caring for A Person With HIV and AIDS

1.0

  • Define and discuss confidentiality laws covering the medical records of HIV/AIDS patients
  • Define and discuss behavioral interventions for HIV/AIDS patients
  • Outline the screening of HIV-infected persons for HIV transmission risk


Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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AIDS 107

Information for Health Care Workers


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  • Discuss strategies for preventing HIV in the health care workplace
  • Outline universal precautions and additional precautions to prevent transmission of HIV by blood
  • Apply what to do when there has been a possible exposure to HIV infection


Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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AIDS 106

HIV Facts and Information


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  • Define HIV
  • Outline HIV epidemiology and symptoms
  • Discuss the effects of HIV on health and wellness
  • Review current facts about the HIV and AIDS epidemic both in the U.S. and worldwide


Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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AIDS 105

Bioelectromagnetic Therapies for HIV/AIDS


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  • Discuss Neuromuscular Manifestations of HIV and Electroacupuncture
  • Review the use of Acupuncture and Microcurrents in AIDS patients
  • Discuss Effects of Massage Therapy on the HIV-Exposed Newborn and Adult
  • Describe how Massage Therapy enhances immune function in adults


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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AIDS 104

Nutritional Deficiencies in AIDS Patients


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  • Identify aspects of macronutrient deficiency and progression to AIDS
  • Describe pathophysiological malnutrition in HIV Disease
  • Discuss micronutrient deficiency and progression to AIDS
  • Identify nutritional therapies in the treatment of AIDS patients


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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AIDS 103

Manual Therapy Interventions for People Living with HIV Disease


1.0

  • Apply manual therapy interventions for people living with HIV disease
  • List the applicability of soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy technique, and myofacial release in the treatment of patients with HIV disease
  • Describe craniosacral therapy and lymphatic drainage techniques in the treatment of patients with HIV disease


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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