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Florida Update — HIV/AIDS in the New Millennium - PT234

Florida Update — HIV/AIDS in the New Millennium

by Kathleen McMahon, RN, MEd, MA and Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC
(4.4 / 888 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


The HIV epidemic has slowed from a period of rapid growth during the mid- to late- 1980s to a more stable prevalence. While the number of patients benefiting from antiretroviral therapy is significant, not all patients obtain maximal benefit. This phenomenon is related to varied factors, including the continued associated stigma of HIV-associated disease. This continuing education program will update Florida healthcare professionals’ clinical knowledge of the care of patients with and issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and the Florida state relicensure requirements for healthcare professionals.


The goal of this continuing education program is to update nurses, audiologists, dietitians, EMTs and paramedics, laboratory professionals, massage therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, respiratory therapists, radiologic technologists, and speech-language pathologists with clinical knowledge of patients with HIV/AIDS and to meet Florida state relicensure requirements for healthcare professionals. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the effect of antiretroviral therapy on mortality, comorbidities, and prevalence of HIV/AIDS
  • Identify major infection control measures for HIV
  • Identify Florida-specific legislation about HIV testing, confidentiality, and access to medical care

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, audiologists, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, laboratory professionals, massage therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, respiratory therapists and speech-language pathologists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The NY State Education Department of CE for PTand PTA from 10/21/2009 to 10/20/2021. 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, OnCourse Learning is recognized by The PT Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed PT CE sponsor (#216.000275) with The IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 12S0230 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13, 13S0166 for 01/02/13 to 01/02/14; 14S0416 for 01/03/14 to 01/03/15; 15S0617 for 01/03/15 to 01/03/16; 16S1304 for 01/04/16 to 01/04/17; 17S0135 for 01/05/17 to 01/05/18).
The FL PT Association (approval no. HA130020567 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; HA140021429 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; HA150023660 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27138 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-518461 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-538962 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE002928 for 02/19/12 for 12/31/12, PTCE003880 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007037 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010136 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 310-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14, 198-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-390 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18; 1801-216 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
This course has been approved by The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 01-05-12 to 01-05-16; 10/30/15 to 10/30/19.
The IL Chapter CE Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of CE offerings established by The IL PT Association (approval no. 437-4132 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13,437-4603 for 01/01/13 to 01/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois PT Act (section 13460.61) published by the IL Department of Professional Regulation, a PT or PTA applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required CE hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit. .
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 11/8/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/8/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/8/2021


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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For Florida professionals:

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Lamoy S - Wesley Chapel, FL  ·  Oct 09, 2018
Great refresher course for HIV
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Robert E - Clifton Heights, PA  ·  Sep 29, 2018
course was very informative
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Laurel O - Collierville, TN  ·  Sep 27, 2018
This course is very interesting.
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Jennifer W - Gulf Breeze, FL  ·  Sep 26, 2018
Interesting and Helpful Information.
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Alysha M - Tarpon Springs , FL  ·  Aug 30, 2018
Excellent course! Thank you!
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Price: $19.00
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