Module 7

Care for the Patient with HIV & Cryptococcal Meningitis

The goal of this session is to prepare learners to pro- vide team-based care for a patient with cryptococcal meningitis (CCM). In addition, this module will model team members of all levels speaking up and being heard, treating patients and coworkers with compassion and respect, and using evidence-based medicine and guidelines to provide high quality care.

What you will learn in Module 7

Create a differential diagnosis of altered mental status (AMS) in a HIV-positive patient and explain the clinical manifestations of CCM

Articulate a diagnostic workup for suspected CCM

Summarize the clinical status of a patient with CCM using the SBAR format (IPE, QI)

Describe the role of all team members who provide care for the patient with CCM through use of role clarification and a huddle (IPE)

Anticipate the CSF profile of a patient with CCM

List treatment options, medication side effects, and toxicity monitoring for CCM

Describe management principles for increased intracranial pressure in CCM

Describe an approach to the timing of ART initiation (or re-initiation) in a patient with CCM


Complete the Module

Each module includes a self-paced group activity and a group activity. The self-paced activity should be completed first. Learner and facilitator materials for the group activity are at the bottom of this page.

Self-Paced Activity

For the best experience, complete the self-paced activity in one session. Your progress through the self-paced module is not saved. Select the “Start Course” button below to begin.

Group Activity

Use the resources below to facilitate group activites to practice skills presented in the module.

Facilitator Materials: Presentation

Slides for presenting the module activities.

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Facilitator Materials: Instructions

Instructions for facilitating the learning activity.

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Learner Materials:

Instructions for learners to complete the activity.

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