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Course Introduction

This course meets the HIV 3-unit continuing education requirement for the following healthcare professions in the State of Florida: nursing, CNAs, PT, OT, respiratory therapy, massage therapy, clinical lab personnel, athletic training, podiatry, dietietics and nutrition, midwifery, medical physics, electrology, EMTs, and paramedics. If you need only one unit, please go to our Florida HIV-1 course offering.

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Authors:

  • Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
  • Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Contact hours: 3
Expiration date: December 1, 2020
Course price: $24

Course Summary

Comprehensive discussion of HIV and AIDS in Florida, including the cause and mechanism of HIV infection, basic components of HIV antibody testing and confirmation, and initial evaluation and clinical management of HIV patients.

The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors
    Category 3—Professional Issues, Legal, Legislative, and Regulatory Issues

Criteria for Successful Completion

A score of 80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Accreditation

To find specific accreditations or approvals, click here.

Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the prevalence and incidence of HIV and AIDS.
  2. Identify the cause of HIV infection and the mechanisms of infection and transmission of HIV.
  3. Outline the basic components of HIV antibody testing and confirmation.
  4. Describe infection control practices shown to prevent transmission of HIV.
  5. Discuss managing a possible occupational exposure to HIV.
  6. Explain the initial evaluation and clinical management of HIV patients, including antiretroviral therapy.
  7. Identify the special populations who may be especially vulnerable to HIV-infection.
  8. Spell out HIV prevention strategies, including behavioral change management and needle exchange programs.
  9. Discuss the psychosocial issues associated with HIV and AIDS infection.
  10. Name the main components of the Florida Omnibus AIDS Act