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HIV/AIDS 2 Hour Update for Kentucky Health Professionals

HIV/AIDS 2 Hour Update for Kentucky Health Professionals



Time to Complete

2 hours


March 5, 2013


April 30, 2017

Maximum Credits

2.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
2.00 / 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 2 hour course designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Successful completion of this course satisfies the 2 hour HIV/AIDS continuing education requirement for Kentucky health professionals. Information regarding the prevention, transmission, control, diagnosis and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is provided. Other topics discussed include standard precautions, care of persons living with AIDS, workplace issues and legal aspects for health care professionals.

Intended Audience

This course is designed to provide HIV/AIDS continuing education for health professionals. It fulfills the continuing education requirement for those licensed in the state of Kentucky.

Educational Objectives

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

1. Describe the epidemiology and immunopathogenesis of AIDS
2. Identify methods of HIV transmission and reduction/prevention techniques
3. Describe the clinical management of HIV/AIDS
4. Discuss medications and therapeutic strategies used to treat HIV/AIDS
5. List laboratory tests utilized in the diagnosis and management of HIV/AIDS
6. Identify typical psychosocial consequences experienced by many persons living with HIV/AIDS
7. Outline legal considerations for health professionals regarding HIV/AIDS

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, CCMEP
Dr. Holman has extensive experience as a clinical pharmacist in adult intensive care. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Holman discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

Virginia McCarty, RN, CIC, LHRM
Virginia McCarty is a diploma graduate nurse with certification in infection control and a licensed healthcare risk manager. 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 bloodborne 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.

Christine Redfield, BS, PharmD

Dr. Redfield has experience in clinical, consulting and pharmacy education. She currently holds her pharmacist licensure in the State of Florida and Oregon and is a registered Pharmacy Consultant in Florida. After completing her pharmacy residency in the State of Wyoming, her focus became strong in geriatrics, behavioral health and education. She is currently working as an Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacist as well as participating as an independent consultant.

Dr. Redfield holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Chemistry and Biology from the University of North Florida. She also holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida. She has extensive experience in the research field, having held a position with The Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville. She was the 2009 recipient of the Judith Reyes Award, has given numerous presentations covering various pharmacy topics and is a volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps.

Dr. Redfield discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

Clinical Reviewers and Planners Disclosures

Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN- Lead Nurse Planner
Ms. Caputo discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

Katie Militello, PharmD - Pharmacy Reviewer
Ms. Militello discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.




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 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

AKH Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This activity is awarded 2.00 contact hours.

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.

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.

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services approval number: 0417-0854-M.

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


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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