The disease we now know as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) first manifested in the United States in 1981 as a cluster of cases of Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii) pneumonia and an unusual cancer, Kaposi’s sarcoma, among previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles and New York. The CDC formed a task force to undertake surveillance and conduct epidemiological and laboratory investigations. A total of 159 cases of this new illness were reported in 1981. In 1982, the CDC issued the first precautions to be followed by individuals who might have contact with blood or other bodily fluids.
The goal of this HIV/AIDS continuing education program is to update Kentucky healthcare professionals’ knowledge of the care of patients with, and issues surrounding, HIV/AIDS and to meet the Kentucky state requirement for continuing education in this area for licensure. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe basic medical and epidemiological information about HIV and relate the diseases and conditions it can cause
- Explain methods of transmission and prevention of HIV and current recognized methods of medical treatment
- Summarize the management of HIV in the healthcare workplace and other working environments consistent with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standards
- Briefly describe the professional, ethical and legal standards applicable to a caregiver of a person with HIV
- Appraise the appropriate attitudes and behaviors of caregivers toward people infected with HIV
- Relate the comprehensive human services available to assist those living with HIV infection in Kentucky
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, and social workers.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
PT60019 "Kentucky HIV/AIDS Requirement for Healthcare Professionals" is approved by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to satisfy the requirement for professional licensure for any of the professional groups impacted by KRS 214.610/615 (CHFS approval # 0217-1511-M).
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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