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March 2020

PrEP Navigator Training for Community and Public Health Staff

Equity, Health and Well-Being
 

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About this Independent Study Learning Path

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board is working with Cardea to create a Learning Path for providers who see American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) clients.

Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a powerful biomedical tool that can help prevent new cases of HIV, yet many providers know little about it, and do not discuss it with their clients. This is especially true for staff who work within or are associated with the Indian Health Service (IHS) system of care and who see American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) clients. PrEP Navigator Training for Community and Public Health Staff is a series of courses that aim to increase knowledge and awareness of the benefits of PrEP.

Who Should Register

Patient navigators, Community Health Representatives (CHRs), Physicians, Registered Nurses, health educators, and other clinic staff who work within or are associated with the Indian Health Service (IHS) system of care and who see American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) clients.

Registration & Fees

All courses in this Learning Path are free of charge.
There is no fee for a certificate of participation, CME or CNE certificate.

Course 1: PrEP Basics

This activity was originally released on March 17, 2020 and is available for continuing education credit until March 16, 2022.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to explain the purpose and importance of PrEP, and how it differs from ART and PEP.

Continuing Education

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

This activity is jointly provided by Cardea Services and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

Cardea Services is approved as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this CE activity 0.5 contact hours will be awarded.

Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity includes the following:

  • Completing the entire CE activity
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Submitting an online CE Request

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. Cardea is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this enduring materials for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course 2: PrEP Screening and Eligibility

This activity was originally released on March 17, 2020 and is available for continuing education credit until March 16, 2022.

About this Independent Study

This course, PrEP Screening and Eligibility, is the second in the series of four.

Learning Objectives

Describe the PrEP candidate screening process, PrEP eligibility criteria, and follow-up schedule.

Continuing Education

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

This activity is jointly provided by Cardea Services and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

Cardea Services is approved as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this CE activity 0.5 contact hours will be awarded.

Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity includes the following:

  • Completing the entire CE activity
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Submitting an online CE Request

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. Cardea is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this enduring materials for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course 3: Initial and Follow-up PrEP Visits

This activity was originally released on June 24, 2020 and is available for continuing education credit until June 23, 2022.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recommended layout of initial and subsequent PrEP medication management visits.
  • Describe the management of potential challenges and barriers that may interfere with adherence.

Continuing Education (CE)

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

This activity is jointly provided by Cardea Services and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

Cardea Services is approved as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this CE activity .75 contact hours for nurses will be awarded. Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity includes the following:

  • Attending the entire CE activity
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Submitting an online CE request

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. Cardea is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course 4: Understanding PrEP Special Situations and Stigma

This activity was originally released on August 11, 2020 and is available for continuing education credit until August 10, 2022.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe best practices for managing care of patients using PrEP in unique situations.
  • List ways to minimize stigma associated with PrEP, especially for Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ clients.

Continuing Education (CE)

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

This activity is jointly provided by Cardea Services and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

Cardea Services is approved as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this CE activity .75 contact hours for nurses will be awarded. Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity includes the following:

  • Attending the entire CE activity
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Submitting an online CE request

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. Cardea is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acknowledgements

This training is made possible with funding through Indian Health Service and Minority HIV/AIDS Fund

Questions?

If you have any questions about this activity please contact Cardea at [email protected].