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 course will be discontinued on February 28, 2017. Please plan to finish the course by February 27th if you wish to earn credit for it.
The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) requires OnCourse Learning to verify the number of clock hours awarded through a pilot testing process. Please help us by completing the survey at the link on your certificate. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Based on the results, the clock hours awarded may be amended for this course. Please call (800) 866-0919 with any questions. Thank you for your assistance.
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.
Social workers: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning, provider # 1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org
, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2010 to February 15, 2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (provider # FBN 50-1489).
OnCourse Learning, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0401. This approval is for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2016 and ending July 31, 2019.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.0 general social work continuing education clock hours.
OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for the program.
Course delivery format: Online Self-Study
Social Work Practice Levels: Intermediate
Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate
After reading the presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.
Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, click here
Accommodations for Disabilities
Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.
OnCourse Learning is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. OnCourse Learning will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Executive Vice President, Education Content/Credentialing, OnCourse Learning, and members of the continuing education division.
While OnCourse Learning attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, the Executive Vice President, Education Content/Credentialing, OnCourse Learning, will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, the Executive Vice President, Education Content/Credentialing, OnCourse Learning, will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from the Executive Vice President, Education Content/Credentialing, OnCourse Learning, or designated staff within 5 working days.
You may file a complaint by telephone or email.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
For Florida professionals:
This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.
It is now required that all CE is completed and reported to CE Broker before you renew your license. When you complete continuing education with us, OnCourse Learning will report your hours for you.
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