Renal function in HIV disease. Tachycardia in HIV infected patients. Antibiotic Pharmacokinetic. Antibiotic stewardship.
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Guharoy, R., Shankar, A., Khan, H. and Blair, D.: 2004 National surgical infection advisory statement: antimicrobial use of compliance in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Pharmacotherapy, 25:480 [November 3, 2005]
Vanable, P.A., Carey, M.P. and Blair, D.C.: Impact of HIV-related stigma on health behaviors and psychological adjustment among HIV-positive men and women. AIDS & Behavior, 10:473-482, 2006
Choudhary, M., Ramirez, L., Long, R., Simmons, K.B., Blair, D.C., Forbes, B.A., Same, K., Ploutz-Snyder, R., Rose, F.B.: A university hospital's 10-year experience with tuberculin testing: Value of the 2-step tuberculin skin test. Am J Infect Control. 34:358-361, 2006
Webb, M., Vanable, P.A., Carey, M.P., & Blair, D. Cigarette Smoking among HIV+ Men and Women: Examining Health, Substance Use, and Psychosocial Correlates across the Smoking Spectum. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 30:371-383, 2007
Zapata, H.J., Bose, A., Javaid, W., Blair, D.C. Listeria rhomboencephalitis: Not just for the weakened immune system. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter (accepted March 2009)
A team of qualified support staff assist our physicians in all aspects of a patient's medical care including scheduling, assisting with diagnostic testing, education and teaching, assisting with direct patient care, assisting with billing, and being available to answer general questions and concerns.
A nurse practitioner functions both independently and in conjunction with the physicians in our outpatient location in order to perform evaluation and management services for patients referred for the diagnosis and treatment of HIV/ AIDS.
Our registered nurses assist primarily with the care of patients in the outpatient setting. The nurses are available to respond to specific patient questions, provide ongoing patient education, and provide support to the physicians.
The IHS social workers have both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities. The social workers complete psychosocial assessments and annual updates on each patient. The social workers assist patients with identifying problems that impact their daily lives and help them come up with strategies to resolve those issues. The social workers are an integral part of each patient's treatment team; they work closely with the nurse practitioners and physicians.
Our LPN works in the Linkage, Retention and Treatment Adherence (LRTA) Program. The role of the LRTA LPN is to provide patient education and assistance to overcome barriers that impact participation in medical care and treatment. The primary focus of LRTA services is to help patients understand the importance of the medications they are taking and attendance at their regularly scheduled appointments. The LPN will address any concerns or limitations that may prevent patients from taking medications as prescribed or attending medical appointments.