HIV/AIDS-Update Course-2 hours


HIV disease has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control since 1981, and has since that time advanced to become a worldwide pandemic. The State of Florida mandated through the Florida Omnibus AIDS Act of 1988 (now called Section 381.004, Florida Statutes), that all health care practitioners and others deemed necessary by the Florida Legislature receive basic education in HIV disease in order to receive their first license in the State, and continuing education credits to continue that license each biennium. This course provides the required information on transmission, infection control, epidemiology, clinical management, prevention and the Florida law.

Teaching Methods for this course include: course content delivered in a text format, colorful pictures and graphics, live web links, discussion board and email with instructor. The final exam must meet a passing score of 80%.

The overall objective of this course is for the practitioner to review and update previously gained knowledge in the field of HIV disease.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, learners will meet the following

  • Recognize the history and basics of HIV disease
  • Discuss the modes of transmission of HIV/AIDS
  • Describe and use infection control procedures
  • Describe epidemiology of the disease and related infections
  • Utilize clinical management techniques
  • Outline patient prevention
  • Quote current Florida Law on AIDS

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