Online Continuing Education Course - HIV-AIDS for Acupuncture Re-licensure 4 Florida Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 5 NCCAOM PDAs
REQUIRED course for first renewal cycle to maintain Florida licensure
- OR SOONER! - automatic uploads of all course completions occur each Wednesday @ 2 a.m., or by request
Approved by the Florida Board of Acupuncture
to meet the continuing education requirement of Acupuncture Physicians for biennial licensure.
As a condition of the biennial renewal of a license, each licensee shall complete a minimum of 30 credit hours per biennium of continuing education that meets the requirements of Section 457.107, Florida Statutes.
Approved by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
HIV-AIDS Review for Acupuncture Physicians (4 Florida CEUs, 5 NCCAOM PDAs)
PDA Points/NCCAOM Re-certification Category:
5 Hours - Safety
4 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for Florida re-licensure, 5 PDAs per NCCAOM re-certification
1. The modes of transmission,
2. Infection control procedures,
3. Clinical management, and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
4. Information on current Florida law on acquired immune deficiency syndrome
a.) Its impact on testing, confidentiality of test results, treatment of patients
b.) Protocols and procedures applicable to human immunodeficiency virus counseling and testing, reporting,
c.) The offering of HIV testing to pregnant women, and partner notification issues pursuant to ss. 381.004 (HIV Testing) and 384.25 (HIV Reporting).
Additional goal for Part III Objectives will be adapted for each health professional. At present, this Part-III description is for the approved course by the Acupuncture Licensure Board: in accordance with Chapter 457, sections 457.101—457.109 and 115, 118 to educate Acupuncture Physicians in their responsibility to the interests of public health to prevent the contagion of HIV/AIDS.
Course Outline and Table of Contents:
Part I: The Modes of Transmission
A. The Problem - page 3
1. Cumulative case statistics, International, U.S. and Florida
B. Modes of Transmission: Infection - 5
1. Course of the infection
a. HIV destroys immune system allowing "opportunistic" infection
i. Early signs of the disease
b. Transmission is through blood, semen, or vaginal fluid
C. Control Procedures: - 8
Clinical management, and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Part II: - 10
Information on current Florida law on acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
A. Its impact on testing, confidentiality of test results, treatment of patients
B. Protocols and procedures applicable to human immunodeficiency virus counseling and testing, reporting,
C. The offering of HIV testing to pregnant women, and partner notification issues pursuant to ss. 381.004 and 384.25.
Part III: For Acupuncture Physicians - 25
Part III will be adapted to R.N.s (Registered Nurses), O.T.s (Occupational therapists), and other Health Professionals. Each section is followed by References and "For Further Study" Bibliography.
List of Tables:
Table 1. AIDS Incidence, Prevalence, Deaths, 1985—2001 - 3
Table 2. Exposure Categories - 3
Table 3. Age at diagnosis - 4
Table 4: Benefits and Risks of Drug Therapy - 13
Title XXXII, Chapter 381 and 384, of the State of Florida regulates HIV/AIDS as an Infectious/Communicable Disease: www.leg.state.fl.us
(9)(a) In lieu of completing a course as required in subsection (1), the licensee may complete a course in end-of-life care and palliative health care, so long as the licensee completed an approved AIDS/HIV course in the immediately preceding biennium.
(b) In lieu of completing a course as required by subsection (1), a person licensed under chapter 466 who has completed an approved AIDS/HIV course in the immediately preceding 2 years may complete a course approved by the Board of Dentistry.
All CEU Professional courses are approved for Acupuncture Physician licensure renewal by the Florida Board of Acupuncture
, under Title XXXII, Sections 457 and 64 A and B, and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
This online course includes:
- The online Continuing Education Course, giving 4 Florida continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 5 NCCAOM PDAs
- The online examination and correction of the Continuing Education Course
- A printable certificate attesting the completion of the course, with an email providing a link to the certificate for future availability
- The submission of the results and of the Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to the Florida Acupuncture Board via cebroker.com, if FL license number is available.