HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals
This is a 1 hour activity designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Specifically designed to meet the 1 hour HIV/AIDS continuing education requirement for Florida health professionals’ initial licensure. Information regarding the prevention, transmission, control, diagnosis and treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is provided. The legal aspects for Florida health care professionals are also discussed. New antiviral agents and use and clinical trial data are continually reshaping the therapeutic management of this infection.
This course is designed to provide HIV/AIDS continuing education for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and other health professionals. This course is designed to meet the 1 hour HIV/AIDS continuing education requirement for health professionals licensed in the state of Florida.
After the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology, immunopathogenesis, and diagnosis of AIDS.
- Identify methods of HIV transmission and prevention techniques.
- Explain the difference between HIV and AIDS including clinical management.
- Cite strategies for preventing the spread of HIV and treatment modalities.
- Describe laboratory tests utilized in the diagnosis and management of HIV/AIDS.
- Discuss Florida Law as it relates to HIV testing.
Jonathan S. Holman, B.S., Pharm. D.
Dr. Holman has extensive experience as a clinical pharmacist in adult intensive are and has held clinical management roles in medical centers. Dr. Holman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Colorado and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical university of South Carolina. He is a certified CME Professional from the National Commission for Certification of CME Professionals, Inc.
Dr. Holman discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
Virginia McCarty, RN, CIC, LHRM
Ms. McCarty is a diploma graduate nurse with certification in infection control and healthcare risk management. She is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and Florida Risk Managers Association. Ms. McCarty has extensive background in teaching healthcare professionals the principles of infection control, OSHA blood borne pathogens, hazardous waste management, risk management and documentation.
Ms. McCarty discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity.
Reviewers' and Planners' Disclosures
Deborah Brabham Ph.D., RN, CNE, is the owner and CEO of DeRBee Nursing Education Mentoring and Partnership Network. Deborah started her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse and later received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Florida Community College at Jacksonville. Committed to life-long learning, she obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Jacksonville University. She recently completed her PhD in Nursing Education at Nova Southeastern University. Deborah is a Certified Nurse Educator and believes that every student/learner has a unique ability to learn. Dr. Brabham discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN- Lead Nurse Planner
Ms. Caputo discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
This activity is provided by AKH Inc.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistants: NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM from organizations accredited by ACCME.
CE for Nurses
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Florida Nurses: AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is an approved provider for nursing continuing education by the Florida Board of Nursing #50-2560.
This activity is awarded 1.00 contact hour.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC
This course is offered through myCME.
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