HIV Therapy: Disease Management and Treatment Optimization 2021 Update

This course is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy to fulfill the HIV/AIDS licensure renewal requirements outlined in Rule 64B16-26.103 and for 3 hours of consultant recertification credit.


Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Consultant pharmacists or pharmacists interested in HIV Therapy Disease Management
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-21-030-H02-P
  • Contact Hours: 3.0 Consultant Recertification/General
  • Program Fees: $50.00
  • Dates Available: 11/04/2021 – 11/04/2022
  • Activity Type: Knowledge

Summary

Pharmacists can play a critical role in the care of persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Pharmacists play an important role in educating and counseling patients about the appropriate and inappropriate use of medications. They protect the health and safety of patients through the use of PDMS to ensure safe and appropriate use of medications. Pharmacists also play an important role in the management of antiretroviral medications. Pharmacists play a key role in adherence to therapy and treatment of patients, including special patient populations (pediatric patients, elderly patients).

This course is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy to fulfill the HIV/AIDS licensure renewal requirements outlined in Rule 64B16-26.103 and for 3 hours of consultant recertification credit. Participants must choose their credit type prior to enrolling in the course.  Credit cannot be awarded toward your general license and your consultant pharmacist license.  Contact us if with any questions.


Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Define Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Describe disease epidemiology
  • Recognize modes of transmission including transmission between healthcare workers and patients
  • Describe the HIV life cycle and viral targets of antiretroviral drug therapy
  • Discuss the diagnostic tests used for HIV
  • Recognize laboratory markers used to monitor patient health
  • Describe current treatment recommendations for initiating HIV drug therapy
  • Identify the different classes of ARVs and the mechanism of action of each class: NNRTIs, NRTIs, INSTIs, PIs, CCR5 Antagonists, and Fusion Inhibitors
  • Describe common side effects associated with each class
  • Identify any limitations or special considerations that are unique to particular agents
  • Identify which antiretrovirals are enzyme inducers and inhibitors
  • Recognize food requirements for antiretrovirals whose concentrations may be affected
  • Identify and manage common drug-drug interactions
  • Determine when renal and/or hepatic dose adjustments are appropriate
  • Recognize Brand and Generic formulations, including combination dosage forms
  • Describe different methods for improving medication adherence
  • Identify the different classes of ARVs and the mechanism of action of each class
  • Describe common side effects (adverse drug reactions) associated with each class
  • Describe common drug-drug interactions of each class
  • Identify any limitations or special considerations that are unique to particular agents
  • Review Florida law as it pertains to HIV testing
  • Discuss Florida law in regard to partner notification

Disclosure Statement

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

  • Eric F. Egelund, Pharm.D., Ph.D (Author)
Eric F Egelund
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Eric F Egelund Ph.D., Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Schedule of Activities and Requirements for Successful Course Completion

Review the course material, receive a 70% or higher on the post-test, and submit a course evaluation


Additional Resources

Please review the resources below before registering for the course.


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