HIV/AIDs for the Compassionate Clinician

3 CEU hours

$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

Note to Students:  This course was written with mutual collaboration between Matt and Susan McMillan. Matt McMillan has been approved by the Florida Department of Health / Division of Medical Quality Assurance to teach HIV/AIDs to licensed healthcare professionals, registered interns, and psychotherapists in the state of Florida since 2001. Sections which discuss the societal trends, legal aspects, and social justice concerns were primarily written by Matt McMillan, and sections which concern psychotherapeutic diagnostic assessment, counseling, and treatment were written by Susan McMillan, LMHC, CAP and appear in dark blue, unless otherwise noted.

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

Note to Students:  This course was written with mutual collaboration between Matt and Susan McMillan. Matt McMillan has been approved by the Florida Department of Health / Division of Medical Quality Assurance to teach HIV/AIDs to licensed healthcare professionals, registered interns, and psychotherapists in the state of Florida since 2001. Sections which discuss the societal trends, legal aspects, and social justice concerns were primarily written by Matt McMillan, and sections which concern psychotherapeutic diagnostic assessment, counseling, and treatment were written by Susan McMillan, LMHC, CAP and appear in dark blue, unless otherwise noted.

Option to download course will expire 6 months after date of purchase.

 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will:

  1. Be able to discuss the history, prevalence and incidence of HIV and AIDS (Matt McMillan).
  2. 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)
  3. Be familiar with behavior and attitudes Relevant to the prevention of HIV and AIDs. (Susan McMillan)
  4. Be familiar with issues specific to women and pediatric AIDs (Susan McMillan)
  5. Have knowledge of current Florida Law re: Testing, Confidentiality of test results, Treatment of Patients, Reporting, and HIV testing to pregnant women (Matt McMillan)
  6. Understand and have access to current Florida law re: Partner Notification (Matt McMillan)
  7. Have an understanding of emotional issues HIV/AIDs patients and their loved one’s experience (Susan McMillan
  8. Have tools to help guide HIV positive patients and their loved ones through the complex grieving and adjustment process (Susan McMillan)

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


“The providers are knowledgeable, warm and humorous.  I would take any other course offered by this provider.  Excellent as is.”

-Matthew Frederici, RMHCI, Sarasota, FL  5/10/19


“Even though I am not strong on science, the course was effective and easy to follow.”

-Danielle Corsaro, RMHCI, Florida


“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 4/10/19

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