HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues

New Online CE Course @pdresources.org

HIV/AIDS: Adherence IssuesHIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues is a new 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that discusses adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection.

HIV and AIDS are medical terms that are linked together due to the progressive nature of HIV, with the end result of untreated (or undertreated) HIV becoming AIDS. The virus affects people of all ages, from children born to mothers with HIV, to adolescents, to adults, and elders. People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 55% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will provide strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage patients to seek and maintain medical treatment. Course # 11-18 | 2018 | 22 pages | 10 posttest questions

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Our online courses provide instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more. Have a question? Contact us. We’re here to help!

Professional Development Resources is a nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) organized in 1992. We are approved to sponsor continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology & School Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board and Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners; and are CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

Target Audience: PsychologistsCounselorsSocial WorkersMarriage & Family Therapist (MFTs)Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)Occupational Therapists (OTs)Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs)School Psychologists, and Teachers

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Florida SLP License Renewal & CEU Info

Florida SLPs Save 20% on CEUs @pdresources.org

Florida-licensed speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists have an upcoming license renewal deadline of December 31, 2017. The following continuing education (CE/CEU) requirements must be met in order to renew:

CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years (50 if dual-licensed), of which:
2 hours Preventing Medical Errors is required each renewal
1 hour HIV/AIDS is required for initial licensure only
Online CE Allowed: No limit if ASHA-approved
Notes: 10 hr limit on non-clinical courses

All continuing education hours must be reported to CE Broker prior to licensees being able to renew their license.

Florida SLPs can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through board-approved online courses offered @pdresources.orgProfessional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM), the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is CE Broker compliant. We report all completions to CE Broker within just a few days.

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Florida SLPs Save 20% on CEUs

Enjoy 20% off ALL Online CE courses for your Florida SLP license renewal! Use coupon code PDRPC340 at checkout to redeem. Valid on future orders only. Offers expire 12/31/2017.

Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s healthcare with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety. Multiple scenarios of real and potential errors in the practice of speech-language pathology are included, along with recommended strategies for preventing them. Evidence shows that the most effective error prevention occurs when a partnership exists among care facilities, health care professionals, and the patients they treat. *This course satisfies the medical errors requirement for license renewal of Florida SLPs. Course #21-10 | 2016 | 33 pages | 14 posttest questions

Executive Functioning: Teaching Children Organizational SkillsExecutive Functioning: Teaching Children Organizational Skills is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that will enumerate and illustrate multiple strategies and tools for helping children overcome executive functioning deficits and improve their self-esteem and organizational abilities. Executive functioning skills represent a key set of mental assets that help connect past experience with present action. They are fundamental to performing activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space. Conversely, executive functioning deficits can significantly disrupt an individual’s ability to perform even simple tasks effectively. Although children with executive functioning difficulties may be at a disadvantage at home and at school, adults can employ many different strategies to help them succeed. Included are techniques for planning and prioritizing, managing emotions, improving communication, developing stress tolerance, building time management skills, increasing sustained attention, and boosting working memory. Course #40-42 | 2017 | 76 pages | 25 posttest questions

Active ListeningActive Listening: Techniques that Work for Children and Parents is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that offers a valuable compilation of practical and ready-to-use strategies and techniques for achieving more effective communication through active listening. One of the fundamental tools of clinicians who work effectively with children and adolescents is the art of listening. Without this set of skills, clinicians are likely to miss essential pieces of information their clients are trying to communicate to them, whether with words or with behavior. When the word “active” is added to “listening” it alters and amplifies the communication process to include a dynamic feedback loop in which the speaker and the listener validate that each party has been accurately heard. Appropriate use of listening skills by a clinician can increase self-esteem in young clients and motivate them to learn. Using active listening skills, clinicians become more confident and manage their therapy and counseling sessions with a broader and mutually respectful dialogue. This course will teach clinicians how to employ innovative and practical communication and conversational skills in their individual and group therapy sessions with clients and their families, as well as in their working relationships with other professionals. These techniques can be applied to a wide variety of clinical, classroom and home situations, and case examples are included. Also included are sections on positive thinking and resilience, problem-solving skills, and the communication of emotion. Course #30-90 | 2017 | 70 pages | 20 posttest questions

Improving Social Skills in Children & AdolescentsImproving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that discusses the social skills children and adolescents will need to develop to be successful in school and beyond. It will demonstrate the challenges and difficulties that arise from a deficit of these crucial skills, as well as the benefits and advantages that can come about with well-developed social skills. This course will also provide practical tools that teachers and therapists can employ to guide children to overcome their difficulties in the social realm and gain social competence. While there are hundreds of important social skills for students to learn, we can organize them into skill areas to make it easier to identify and determine appropriate interventions. This course is divided into 10 chapters, each detailing various aspects of social skills that children, teens, and adults must master to have normative, healthy relationships with the people they encounter every day. This course provides tools and suggestions that, with practice and support, can assist them in managing their social skills deficits to function in society and nurture relationships with the peers and adults in their lives. Course #40-40 | 2016 | 62 pages | 35 posttest questions

More courses available @pdresources.org

Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course page for number of ASHA CEUs, expiration date, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

We report all course completions to ASHA quarterly as long as (a) you select “yes” for ASHA reporting and (b) you provide your ASHA number in your account profile. ASHA requires us to file course completions on a quarterly basis (1st qtr Jan-Mar, 2nd qtr Apr-June, 3rd qtr July-Sept, 4th qtr Oct-Dec). The last day of the quarter in which you complete a course is the date that will appear on your ASHA transcript. For example, if you complete a course on 10/31 it will be reported to ASHA in early January with a 12/31 completion date.

Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is CE Broker compliant. We report all completion to CEB within just a few days.

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Florida SLP CEU Requirements

From the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology

Online CEUs for Florida SLPs

Florida-licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) have an upcoming license renewal deadline of December 31, 2015. The following continuing education (CEU) requirements must be met and reported to CE Broker before a licensee will be allowed to renew:

CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years (50 if dual-licensed), of which:
2 hours on Preventing Medical Errors are required each renewal
1 hour on HIV/AIDS is required for your first renewal only
Online CE Allowed: No limit if ASHA-approved
License Renewal Deadline: December 31, 2015

Florida SLPs can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered by Professional Development Resources, an ASHA-approved provider of online CEUs.
Click here to view ASHA-approved online CEU courses.

PDR reports all course completions to CE Broker for you – so you don’t have to! Now that your CE course completions must be reported to CE Broker before you renew, getting started early is more important than ever.

Save 20% now on your required CE – over 20 courses to choose from. Your discount should automatically apply at checkout – but if for any reason it doesn’t, just enter code PDRPC241 and click apply to redeem.

Automatically Reports to CE Broker

Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.

We can report to ASHA for you, as long as you check ‘yes’ to ASHA reporting in your account profile. We report to ASHA quarterly and the completion date that appears on your ASHA transcript is the last day of the quarter, regardless of when you completed your course.

We are also approved by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Provider #50-1635) and are CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within 1 week of completion).

 

World On Track to End AIDS Epidemic by 2030

By Ariana Eunjung Cha

World is on track to end AIDS epidemic by 2030In announcing the good news from the latest global HIV/AIDS report that the virus is being beaten back more quickly than expected, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday made a pronouncement that would have been unthinkable 15 years ago. He said he believes that ending the epidemic in 2030 is not just ambitious, but realistic.

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said that new HIV infections have fallen by 35 percent and AIDS-related deaths by 41 percent since 2000. Moreover, the world has reached its goal of getting 15 million people in life-saving HIV treatment nine months ahead of schedule, officials said.

“The world has delivered on halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic,” Ban said. “Now we must commit to ending the AIDS epidemic.”

The report offered a number of touch points that underscored the progress against the virus: By 2014, 85 countries had fewer than 50 new HIV infections among children, according to estimates. In 2015, Cuba became the first country to have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of the virus.

As quickly as new infections have been falling, AIDS-related deaths have been plummeting at an even faster rate. That change began in 2005.

“In 2000, AIDS was a death sentence. People who became infected with HIV had just a few years to live and the vast majority of children born with the virus died before they reached their fifth birthday,” according to UNAIDS.” Against incredible odds, the pace of antiretroviral therapy scaled-up… ensuring more people remained alive and well.”

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/07/14/united-nations-chief-world-is-on-track-to-end-aids-epidemic-by-2030/

Related Online CEU Courses:

HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that discusses adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage patients to seek and maintain medical treatment.

HIV/AIDS: Therapy and Adherence is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that discusses adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection and provides strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage people with HIV to seek and maintain medical treatment.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology & School Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; and by theTexas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

 

Florida SLP License Renewal Reminder

By Gina Ulery, MS, RDN, LD/N

Online CEUsSummer’s here and it’s a great time to start planning for your upcoming license renewal deadline. Now that your CE course completions must be reported to CE Broker before you renew, getting started early is more important than ever.

Here’s a quick recap of your requirements:

CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years (50 if dual licensed), of which:
2 hours on Preventing Medical Errors are required each renewal
1 hour on HIV/AIDS is required for your first renewal only
Online CE Allowed: No limit if ASHA-approved
License Renewal Deadline: December 31, 2015

You can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered by Professional Development Resources, an ASHA-approved provider of online CEUs.
Click here to view ASHA-approved online CEU courses.

We report to CE Broker for you – so you don’t have to!

Start early and save 20% on your required CE – over 20 courses to choose from.
Enter code PDRPC227 at checkout to redeem. Click here to get started.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course page for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures. CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the quarterly report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter, regardless of when the course was completed. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida and Ohio Boards of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Provider #50-1635) and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within 1 week of completion).

Florida SLP License Renewal & CE Info

By Gina Ulery

Online CEUs for Florida SLPs

ASHA-Approved Online CEUs

Florida-licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Audiologists have an upcoming license renewal deadline of December 31, 2015.

Continuing Education (CE) Required:

30 hours of continuing education are required every 2 years to renew (50 hours if dual-licensed), of which:

2 hours on the prevention of medical errors are required each renewal.

1 hour on HIV/AIDS is required for the first renewal only.

Online CE Allowed: No limit if ASHA-approved

Note: There is a 10-hour limit on non-clinical courses.

Professional Development Resources is approved by ASHA and the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to provide online CEUs for Florida SLPs. Florida SLPs may earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the Speech-Language Pathology page of our site. Click here to view ASHA-approved online CEU courses.

We report to CE Broker for you – so you don’t have to! All courses are reported within one week of completion.

Florida RDN License Renewal & CE Info

By Gina Ulery, MS, RD, LD/N

Save on CE!

20% Off Online CE!

Florida-licensed dietitians and nutritionists are required to earn 30 hours of continuing education credits during each 2-year licensing cycle in order to renew by May 31st of odd-numbered years. Of the 30 hours:

  • 2 hours on Preventing Medical Errors are required each renewal
  • 3 hours on HIV/AIDS are required for the first renewal only
  • Up to 20 hours may be earned through online (home study) courses
  • No more than 10 hours may be earned in risk management, personal growth, management and educational techniques per biennium
  • All continuing education hours must be reported to CE Broker in order to renew.


Florida RDNs can save 20% on all CE courses @ www.pdresources.org (up to 20 hours allowed per renewal).
Discount will automatically apply at checkout (for Florida Nutrition/Dietetics professionals). Coupon code: PDRPC208

Professional Development Resources is a CPE Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001). CPE accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of provider programs or materials. Professional Development Resources is also a provider with the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (Provider #50-1635) and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within 1 week of completion).

HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence – New 3-Hour Online CE Course

By: Laura More, MSW, LCSW & Edie Deane-Watson, MS, CCC-A, CCM

HIV/AIDS: Therapy and Adherence is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that discusses adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection and provides strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage people with HIV to seek and maintain medical treatment.

HIV/AIDS: Therapy & AdherenceHIV affects people of all ages, from children born to mothers with HIV, to adolescents, to adults, and elders. Unlike other viruses, the body cannot remove HIV completely. Once a person has HIV, it is there for life. The quality – and quantity – of that life will depend on adherence with treatment. People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection and provide strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage people with HIV to seek and maintain medical treatment. Comorbidities with HIV; illicit drug use; medications; crime, punishment and treatment; pregnancy and HIV; sex workers and HIV; older adults and HIV; legal issues; and access to healthcare are also examined. Course #30-78 | 2015 | 43 pages | 22 posttest questions

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. You can print the test (download test from My Courses tab of your account after purchasing) to mark your answers on it while reading the course document. Then submit online when ready to receive credit.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625); the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy (#BAP346), Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635), Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635), and Occupational Therapy Practice (#34); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); and the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).

Florida OT License Renewal Due 2/28/15

By Gina Ulery

Florida-licensed Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) have an upcoming license renewal deadline of February 28, 2015.

26 hours of continuing education (CE) are required to renew, including:

2 hours Preventing Medical Errors (required each renewal)
2 hours Florida Occupational Therapy Laws & Rules (required each renewal)
1 hour HIV/AIDS (required for the first renewal only)

Automatically Reports to CE BrokerProfessional Development Resources is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) approved provider of continuing education (#3159). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of OT Practice (#34) and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within 1 week of completion).

We report to CE Broker for you (so you don’t have to report any courses you complete with PDR). We report every Thursday, but are also reporting on Mondays through your renewal so you won’t be held up because of us.

Our courses are considered “home study” by the Florida OT Board. You are allowed to earn up to 12 hours per renewal through our courses.

HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues – New 1-Hour CE Course

By Laura More, MSW, LCSW & Edie Deane-Watson, MS, CCC-A, CCM

HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that discusses adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage patients to seek and maintain medical treatment.

HIV/AIDS: Adherence IssuesHIV affects people of all ages, from children born to mothers with HIV, to adolescents, to adults, and elders. Unlike other viruses, the body cannot remove HIV completely. Once a person has HIV, it is there for life. The quality – and quantity – of that life will depend on adherence with treatment. People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage patients to seek and maintain medical treatment. Course #10-88 | 2015 | 16 pages | 10 posttest questions

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. You can print the test (download test from My Courses tab of your account after purchasing) to mark your answers on it while reading the course document. Then submit online when ready to receive credit.

Click here to learn more…

CE Information:

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625); the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy (#BAP346), Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635), Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635), and Occupational Therapy Practice (#34); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); and the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).

About the Authors:

Laura More, MSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and healthcare author. She earned her Masters of Social Work from Florida State University and has over twenty years of healthcare experience, with a focus on geriatric and head injury rehabilitation. Laura has directed case management, social service, and rehabilitation in skilled nursing, outpatient and inpatient hospital settings. She has managed long-term care rehabilitation from facility, area, and regional positions, with a strong emphasis on training and education of staff and client caregivers in the provision of care for geriatric patients in skilled nursing facilities. Laura was one of the founding partners of Care2Learn, a provider of online continuing education courses for the post-acute healthcare industry. She has authored or edited over 120 online continuing education titles, co-authored evidence-based care assessment area resources and a book, The Licensed Practical Nurse in Long-term Care Field Guide. She is the recipient of the 2010 Education Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators.

Edie Deane-Watson, MS, CCC-A, CCM, has served in the post-acute care industry in various capacities for 25 years. She developed and managed SNF based rehabilitation programs at the facility and regional level and was one of the founding partners of Care2Learn, a provider of online continuing education courses for the post-acute healthcare industry. In addition, she has worked in acute care, head injury, life care planning, and e-learning. She is currently the Director of Education and Training at American Health Tech, a leading provider of post-acute care integrated software.