This course meets the HIV 1-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.
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- Susan Walters Schmid, PhD
Contact hours: 1
Expiration date: December 1, 2021
Course price: $14
Brief overview of HIV infection, its cause and mechanism, plus modes of transmission and infection control procedures. Presents the basic components of HIV antibody testing and confirmation and includes clinical management of HIV patients. Summarizes the main components of the Florida Omnibus AIDS Act.
The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:
- Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
- Instructional Level: Introductory
- Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors
Criteria for Successful Completion
Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Report on the demographics of the AIDS epidemic in the 2000s.
- Explain the cause and mechanism of HIV infection and discuss HIV antibody testing and confirmation.
- Discuss modes of transmission of HIV.
- Summarize infection control procedures to prevent transmission of HIV and STDs.
- Describe initial evaluation and clinical management of HIV patients.
- Summarize HIV prevention strategies, including behavioral change.
- Spell out the main components of the Florida Omnibus AIDS Act.