Release date: 08/01/2019
Reviewed and renewed: 08/01/2020 and 08/01/2021
Expiration date: 11/01/2022
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.
Upon completion of the educational activity, 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.
- Understand Florida Law as it relates to HIV testing.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
In order to receive credit, participants should read the entire monograph, complete and submit an evaluation and score at least 70% on the self-assessment test. AKH Inc. allows for one (1) re-test at no additional charge; additional re-tests must be purchased again at the full cost. Certificates will be available in the transcripts upon successful completion of the self-assessment test. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at [email protected].
CME/CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. This activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and CE University.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and CE University. 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 material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge-based activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU). UAN 0077-0000-19-046-H02-P; UAN 0077-0000-19-046-H02-T. Initial Release date: 08/05/2019.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 1.0 contact hour.
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 1.0 contact hour.
AKH Inc. is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dieticians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material. CDR Accredited Provider #AN008. The focus of this activity is rated Level 2. Learners may submit evaluations of program/materials quality to the CDR at www.cdrnet.org.
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Provider #JP346. 1.0 contact hours.
FL Occupational Therapy
Board of Occupational Therapy Practice, Provider # 29. Approved for 1.0 contact hour.
FL CSW, MFT, MHC
Florida Department of Health: BAP 30. Approved for 1.0 clock hour.
FL Physical Therapy
AKH is approved as a provider of continuing education through the FL Board of Nursing. The FL Physical Therapy Board accepts this program for mandatory requirements.
FACULTY & DISCLOSURES
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 has no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
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 has no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
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 has no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Planners and Reviewers
Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, NP-C, APRN-C – Nurse Planner has no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Dorothy Duffy, PharmD – Pharmacy Reviewer has no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
AKH and CE University staff, planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
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.
DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE AND INVESTIGATIONAL PRODUCTS
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.
AKH Inc.’s courses are designed solely to provide healthcare professionals with information to assist in their practice and professional development. The courses are researched thoroughly, utilizing current literature and including practical experiences. AKH’s courses are not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The courses serve as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, they cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH educational courses do not endorse commercial products. The author(s) and the publisher specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the courses. AKH further disclaims any responsibility for undetected errors, or from the reader’s misunderstanding of the course.