ERIC Number: ED451149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Medical Training Skills Curriculum for Case Management Assistants.
Family Planning Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.; Circle of Care, Philadelphia, PA.; ActionAids, Philadelphia, PA.
This manual helps service care providers working with HIV-infected people learn how HIV affects the body's major systems, emphasizing the structure and functions of each system and direct and indirect effects of HIV on each system. The curriculum was developed for case management assistants (CMAs) who work in homes of HIV-infected people. Lessons are written at the level of the high school graduate with basic knowledge of biology and anatomy. It assumes that the CMAs have completed basic training for home health aides and have at least 6 months of home care experience. Lesson plans include: the structure and function of the human cell; structure and function of the immune system; HIV overview; the respiratory system and OIs; HIV and the lymphatic system, circulatory system, nervous system, skin, and digestive system; nutrition and HIV; special concerns of women and HIV; and infants, children, and HIV. Appendixes include a quiz answer guide; glossary of terms; explanations of universal and secondary health precautions; infection control recommendations; HIV disease progression; chart of common HIV-related disorders; signs and symptoms of AIDS-related disorders; and solutions to nutritional problems common to AIDS. (SM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Biology, Cardiovascular System, Children, Females, Home Health Aides, Human Body, Infants, Nutrition, Physical Health
Family Planning Council, Circle of Care Project, 260 South Broad Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19102; Tel: 215-985-2657.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Family Planning Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.; Circle of Care, Philadelphia, PA.; ActionAids, Philadelphia, PA.