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HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals

HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals

This course is available for purchase individually or as part of a package of courses:
PURCHASE THE PACKAGE
This package addresses Florida's MD requirements (see Florida Board of Medicine for full requirement details) for credits in HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, and Medical Errors. Learn more.
PURCHASE THE PACKAGE
This package addresses Florida's Physician Assistant requirements (see Florida Board of Medicine for full requirement details) for credits in HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, and Medical Errors. Learn more.
PURCHASE INDIVIDUALLY

Format

Monograph

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

April 30, 2016

Expires

April 30, 2019

Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.00 / CE for Nurses

Accredited Provider



This activity is provided by AKH Inc.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.

Program Description

This is a 1 hour activity designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Specifically, it meets the 1 hour HIV/AIDS continuing education for Florida health professionals that is required prior to their initial re-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.

Intended Audience

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.

Educational Objectives

After the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

1. Describe the epidemiology, immunopathogenesis, and diagnosis of AIDS
2. Identify methods of HIV transmission and reduction/prevention techniques
3. Explain the current clinical management of HIV/AIDS
4. Discuss current medications and therapeutic strategies used to treat HIV/AIDS
5. Describe laboratory tests utilized in the diagnosis and management of HIV/AIDS
6. Outline Florida Law as it relates to HIV testing

Accredited Provider Disclosure

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. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty

Jonathan S. Holman, BS, PharmD
Dr. Holman has extensive experience as a clinical pharmacist in adult intensive are and has held clinical management roles in medical centers. He currently serves as adjunct faculty for the University of Florida and supervises a clinical rotation in Drug Information. In addition to his role at AKH Inc., Dr. Holman works as a clinical pharmacist at Orange Park Medical Center.

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. She is currently employed by AKH Inc. as an Educational Consultant.

Ms. McCarty discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

AKH REVIEWER
Mary Kathleen Ebener, PhD, RN

Dr. Ebener is employed by ECPI University as a nurse faculty member. Dr. Ebener has taught nursing, healthcare and statistical analysis courses at Florida State College at Jacksonville, St. Johns River State College, Remington College, and University of Phoenix. She holds a BSN degree from Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington, Illinois. She earned her MSN from Andrews University at Berrien Springs, Michigan, and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Ebener 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.

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)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(s)TM from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Credit

1.00

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

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.

Designation Statement

This activity is awarded 1.00 contact hour.

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Method of Participation

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at jgoldman@akhcme.com.

Copyright

Copyright © 2013, AKH Inc. No part of this publication may be produced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher.

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