HIV/AIDs for the Compassionate Clinician

CEUs: 3

$29.95

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This is a comprehensive, self-paced course, appropriate for the compassionate clinician who wishes to have a thorough understanding of HIV/AIDS and its ramifications, including the emotional toll it takes on its victims and their loved ones. The personal touch provided by the authors, including videos, audios, graphics and photos, helps students confront and examine their own biases, including the cultural taboos about sex, gender identity and relationships, which can hinder their ability to offer the best care.

Other areas covered: History of HIV, Treatment, Immunology, Virology, Opportunistic Infections, Disease Spectrum, Healthcare Personnel, Life Cycle, Legal and Ethical Issues, Modes of Transmission, Infection Control Procedures, Clinical Management, Behavior and Attitudes Relevant to the prevention of HIV and AIDs. Also included is a discussion of Current Florida Law re: Testing, Confidentiality, Treatment of Patient, Reporting, HIV testing to pregnant women, and Partner notification.

This course satisfies licensure requirements for the following Florida Boards:

  • FL Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
    Chapter 397 Substance Abuse Providers
  • Florida Certification Board
  • FL Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council;
  • FL Council of Licensed Midwifery;
  • The Florida Certification Board;
  • FL Board of Athletic Training;
  • FL Board of Massage Therapists;
  • FL Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel;
  • FL Board of Nursing Home Administration;
  • FL Board of Occupational Therapists;
  • FL Board of Physical Therapy Practice;
  • FL Board of Podiatric Medicine;
  • FL Board of Respiratory Care;
  • FL Board of Medical Physicists;
  • FL Electrolysis Council

Reviews

“Educational and Informative, yet still compassionate.”  ~Teresa Kovach, RMHCI, Seminole, FL

“I was impressed with every part of the course.”  ~Agaither Durr, RCSWI

“As always your course exceeded my expectations. I am again reminded of the importance of staying current. Much of my information on HIV was acquired years ago. Thank you for presenting the material in such a concise, engaging and informative manner.”  ~Elizabeth Rose, LMHC

“I felt it was a well-done course, perfect text, chats, pictures and videos in everyday language making it interesting and understandable.”  ~Jakki Ruzich, OT, Polk Co, FL 

 

Course Description

This is a comprehensive, self-paced course, appropriate for the compassionate clinician who wishes to have a thorough understanding of HIV/AIDS and its ramifications, including the emotional toll it takes on its victims and their loved ones. The personal touch provided by the authors, including videos, audios, graphics and photos, helps students confront and examine their own biases, including the cultural taboos about sex, gender identity and relationships, which can hinder their ability to offer the best care.

Other areas covered: History of HIV, Treatment, Immunology, Virology, Opportunistic Infections, Disease Spectrum, Healthcare Personnel, Life Cycle, Legal and Ethical Issues, Modes of Transmission, Infection Control Procedures, Clinical Management, Behavior and Attitudes Relevant to the prevention of HIV and AIDs. Also included is a discussion of Current Florida Law re: Testing, Confidentiality, Treatment of Patient, Reporting, HIV testing to pregnant women, and Partner notification.

This course satisfies licensure requirements for the following Florida Boards:

  • FL Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
    Chapter 397 Substance Abuse Providers
  • Florida Certification Board
  • FL Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council;
  • FL Council of Licensed Midwifery;
  • The Florida Certification Board;
  • FL Board of Athletic Training;
  • FL Board of Massage Therapists;
  • FL Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel;
  • FL Board of Nursing Home Administration;
  • FL Board of Occupational Therapists;
  • FL Board of Physical Therapy Practice;
  • FL Board of Podiatric Medicine;
  • FL Board of Respiratory Care;
  • FL Board of Medical Physicists;
  • FL Electrolysis Council

Reviews

“Educational and Informative, yet still compassionate.”  ~Teresa Kovach, RMHCI, Seminole, FL

“I was impressed with every part of the course.”  ~Agaither Durr, RCSWI

“As always your course exceeded my expectations. I am again reminded of the importance of staying current. Much of my information on HIV was acquired years ago. Thank you for presenting the material in such a concise, engaging and informative manner.”  ~Elizabeth Rose, LMHC

“I felt it was a well-done course, perfect text, chats, pictures and videos in everyday language making it interesting and understandable.”  ~Jakki Ruzich, OT, Polk Co, FL 

 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Be able to discuss the history, prevalence and incidence of HIV and AIDS (Matt McMillan).
  • Identify the cause of HIV infection and the mechanisms of infection and transmission of HIV, including epidemiology, immunology, virology opportunistic infections, and promising research (Matt McMillan)
  • Be familiar with behavior and attitudes Relevant to the prevention of HIV and AIDs. (Susan McMillan)
  • Be familiar with issues specific to women and pediatric AIDs (Susan McMillan)
  • Have knowledge of current Florida Law re: Testing, Confidentiality of test results, Treatment of Patients, Reporting, and HIV testing to pregnant women (Matt McMillan)
  • Understand and have access to current Florida law re: Partner Notification (Matt McMillan)
  • Have an understanding of emotional issues HIV/AIDs patients and their loved one’s experience (Susan McMillan
  • Have tools to help guide HIV positive patients and their loved ones through the complex grieving and adjustment process (Susan McMillan)

Student Reviews

“Great overview on HIV/AIDs. Was very informative on the background of how the virus/disease started and current statistics.”


~ Caroline Ciszkowski, MSW, Hillsborough County, FL


“Great course for seasoned professionals!”


~ Douglas Fowler, LMHC, LMHC and Clinical Supervisor, Lee County, FL


“All of it was excellent and exposed many concepts that were new for me. The information provided was done effectively and understandably . Do not change it.”


~ Diane Vchulek, LMHC, Escambia County, FL


“Interesting and helpful.”


~ Barbara Krystal Rose, Dade County County, FL


“Course was cost-effective, self paced and efficient.”


~ Sandra Obas, Registered Social Work Intern (Masters of Social Work), Miami-Dade County, FL


“Excellent, quick response, a lot of support”


~ JoAnn JARDIO, Pinellas County, FL


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