Advanced First Aid Training Course
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organisation and a specific workplace.
USID 13915 - NQF Level 3 - Credits 4


Understanding HIV/AIDS and its effects on the workplace (8 hours) - Course Outline

This HIV/AIDS course provides a general introduction to HIV/AIDS in the workplace. It incorporates the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of the SAQA-registered Unit Standard 13915.

•  Communication at NQF Level 3.
•  MMathematical literacy at ABET Level 3.

This HIV/AIDS course will give learners a broad knowledge about HIV/AIDS that will enable them to be informed and caring workers. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner`s own context and experience of the world of work. It includes demonstrating an understanding of the effects of HIV/AIDS on the immune system; knowing how HIV/AIDS is transmitted and both safe and risky behaviour regarding HIV/AIDS transmission; knowing what guidelines and assistance are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS and recognising one’s own role in creating a caring work environment; an understanding of the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for society, the economy, and the different echelons of business and the work environment.
HIV/AIDS Course Contents

•  HIV and AIDS and related terminology.
•  How the immune system works.
•  How the HIV virus attacks the immune system.
•  The HIV window period and the Elisa test.
•  HIV positive babies and fluctuating test results.
•  The concept of Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT).
•  The effects of HIV on infected persons and their ability to perform work.
•  The importance of lifestyle changes to boost the immune system and prevent reinfection.
•  The importance of pre- and post-test counselling.
•  The implications of HIV testing for an individual and making a personal decision to take an HIV test.
•  The stages of HIV and what happens at each stage from infection with HIV to AIDS and death.
•  Surviving AIDS - latest views on medication and the costs of the drugs.
•  How the HIV virus is transmitted and the effect of body fluids on transmission of the HIV virus.
•  How mother to child transmission of HIV can occur and ways to lower the risks involved.
•  The dangers of drug abuse and how this can result in HIV transmission.
•  Precautions used in South Africa to ensure that blood products are HIV-free.
•  The relationship between human behaviour and HIV/AIDS.
•  How individuals can avoid contracting or spreading HIV/AIDS.
•  General behaviour that carries a risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.
•  Situations that have a potential to spread HIV/AIDS in the workplace.
•  Fears and common misunderstandings in the workplace about the transmission of HIV/AIDS.
•  Why certain behaviours and activities carry a low risk of infection.
•  The role of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the transmission of the HIV virus.
•  Understanding company policy on HIV/AIDS.
•  The possible problems that a worker with HIV/AIDS could encounter in the workplace.
•  How workers and employers can create a caring environment for workers with HIV/AIDS.
•  The availability of HIV/AIDS prevention and wellness programmes.
•  The treatment options available to a person with HIV/AIDS.
•  The rights and personal responsibilities of all workers in respect of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
•  Universal Precautions applied in the workplace.
•  An HIV/AIDS code of behaviour in the workplace.
•  Dealing with HIV/AIDS stigma.
•  The needs of AIDS orphans and the burden this puts on society and the economy.
•  The effect of a population composed mainly of children and the aged on the economy and State.
•  The need for medical care for people with HIV/AIDS and the implications for employers and State.
•  The effect of HIV/AIDS for all sectors of society and the economy.
Course Details

Course duration: 1 Day
Time: 08h00-16h00
Price: R810 per person excl. VAT
Cost includes: HIV/AIDS training manual; Laminated memory card, Assessment and Portfolio of Evidence, Certificate of competence valid for 3 years.
Venue: On site or at IEFA Training Centre
Dates: Available upon request
No of learners: On site minimum 8, maximum 25
Course Accreditation: Pending

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