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If you reside in Washington State, please click on the course link to access WA HIV/AIDS, 7 units or WA HIV/AIDS, 4 units.

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   Tracey Long, PhD, RN, APRN
   Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
   JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN
   Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Contact hours: 7
Expiration date: March 1, 2024
Course price: $49

Course Summary

This course on HIV covers HIV origin and epidemiology, transmission precautions and infection control, testing and counseling, clinical manifestations and treatment, legal and ethical issues, and psychosocial issues.

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

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.


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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the origin and epidemiology of HIV in the United States.
  2. Describe transmission, infection control, and prevention of HIV.
  3. Outline the common testing and counseling requirements for HIV-infected individuals.
  4. Characterize the clinical manifestations, opportunistic infections and treatment options of HIV/AIDS.
  5. Identify the legal and ethical issues associated with HIV.
  6. Discuss the main psychosocial issues facing HIV-infected people and their caregivers.
  7. Identify global and national resources for healthcare professionals and clients with HIV.