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<< The HIV-Infected Adult Patient in the Emergency Department: The Changing Landscape of Disease (Pharmacology CME)

Prehospital Care

The primary goal for providers in the prehospital care of the HIV-infected patient is safe transfer to the receiving facility and careful attention to personal protection. Resuscitation and stabilization of the HIV-infected patient follows the same principles as a non–HIV-infected individual. High-risk procedures for exposure to bodily fluids occur often, and the prehospital provider must take caution for his or her own safety, strictly adhering to universal precautions.

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