The HIV epidemic has slowed from a period of rapid growth during the mid- to late 1980s to a more stable epidemic. Florida, however, leads all states in reporting of new HIV infections in 2013. While the number of patients benefiting from antiretroviral therapy is significant, not all patients obtain maximal benefit related to a varied factors, including the continued associated stigma of HIV-associated disease. This continuing education program will update Florida healthcare professionals’ clinical knowledge of the care of patients with and issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and the Florida state relicensure requirements for healthcare professionals.
The goal of this continuing education program is to update nurses, audiologists, dietitians, EMTs and paramedics, laboratory professionals, massage therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, respiratory therapists, radiologic technologist and speech-language pathologists with clinical knowledge of patients with HIV/AIDS and to meet Florida state relicensure requirements for healthcare professionals. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the effect of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on mortality, morbidities and prevalence of HIV/AIDS
- Identify major infection control measures for HIV
- Identify Florida-specific legislation about HIV testing, confidentiality and access to medical care
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, audiologists, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, laboratory professionals, massage therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, respiratory therapists and speech-language pathologists.
Massage therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider (prov no. 451980-12 from 06/08/2012 to 12/29/2014, 1183 from 09/02/2016 through 09/02/2019).
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy and Georgia Board of Massage Therapy (provider # 50-1489).
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