6. Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

6. Post-Exposure Prophylaxis


The goal of this module is to prepare learners to assess and manage any colleague who presents with a potential work-related exposure to HIV. This session exemplifies health care professionals caring for each other’s physical and mental health and highlights interprofessional competencies.


By the end of the module, the learner will be able to:

1. Identify common bloodborne pathogens seen in occupational exposures, and explain what information should be gathered after an exposure event

2. Explore interprofessional strategies to provide emotional and psychosocial support to a colleague after an occupational exposure to HIV

3. Discuss how to perform a risk assessment for an occupational exposure to HIV

4. Develop a follow-up plan, including PEP, to manage exposure to HIV

5. Review how optimal interprofessional communi-cation and role clarification can reduce the risk of occupational exposure to HIV (IPE)

6. Demonstrate use of a PDSA framework to identify interventions to reduce the risk of occupational exposure to HIV (QI)