HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals
1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.00 / CE for Nurses
This activity is provided by AKH Inc.
This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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