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Advanced HIV/AIDs for the Therapist

4 CEU hours

$99.00 $39.00

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 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 regarding testing, confidentiality, treatment of patient, reporting, HIV testing of 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

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 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 regarding testing, confidentiality, treatment of patient, reporting, HIV testing of 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

 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participate will be able to:

  1. Discuss the prevalence and incidence of HIV and AIDS.
  2. Identify the cause of HIV infection and the mechanisms of infection and transmission of HIV.
  3. Spell out HIV prevention strategies, including behavioral change management and needle exchange programs, and discuss the psychosocial issues associated with HIV and AIDS infection.

Also, participants will understand:

  1. Modes of transmission.
  2. Infection control procedures.
  3. Clinical management.
  4. Behavior and attitudes relevant to the prevention of HIV and AIDs.
  5. Current Florida law re: testing.
  6. Current Florida law re: confidentiality of test results.
  7. Current Florida law re: treatment of patients.
  8. Current Florida law re: reporting.
  9. Current Florida law re: HIV testing for pregnant women.
  10. Current Florida law re: partner notification.

Student 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

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