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Course Overview

People infected with HIV and AIDS live all over the world. There are about 36.9 million individuals living with HIV. HIV and AIDS is also a concern in the U.S. In 2017, around 1.1 million people were living with HIV, although 14% of them did not know they were infected. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2019.) Some states report higher incidences of HIV and AIDS than others do. For example, Florida is one state that has a high number of people living with HIV/AIDS (CDC, 2019a). Florida has specific state laws that cover testing, consent, reporting, and treatment to help prevent and treat HIV and AIDS. It is important for you to understand HIV/AIDS and the laws that guide the care you provide. The content in this course is applicable to general staff in assisted living and skilled nursing settings.

About the Course Author

Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints."  Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nurses will receive 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy


    Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition


    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care


    Florida Board of Respiratory Care (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This module is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy


    The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

  • Florida Assisted Living - General Training


    59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe at least three facts about HIV and AIDS.; Describe at least two situations in which informed consent is not required according to Florida law.; Discuss at least three ways that HIV and AIDS are managed.; Explain at least two situations that require HIV reporting according to Florida law.; Identify at least two common ways HIV is transmitted.; List at least three ways you can prevent the spread of HIV.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: An Overview of HIV and AIDS
    Meet Mary
    HIV Across the Globe
    How Common Are HIV and AIDS in the United States?
    What Is HIV and AIDS?
    AIDS Progression
    Mary: What Went Wrong?
    How Is HIV/AIDS Transmitted?
    HIV Patterns
    Sexual Behaviors
    Intravenous Drug Use
    HIV Tests
    Who Should Get Tested?
    Potential Exposure
    Management of HIV/AIDS
    Management of Symptoms
    Section 3: Florida HIV/AIDS Laws
    Informed Consent
    When Informed Consent Is NOT Required
    Test Results
    Other Laws
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Course Contributor
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Physical Therapists; Nurses; Occupational Therapists; Respiratory Therapists; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.