Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: A Course for the Laboratorian
Course Description: This course meets the HIV/AIDS continuing education requirement for healthcare providers in the state of Florida and has been approved by the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. Course objectives include: (1) Provide information on the transmission, control and prevention of HIV infection. (2) Provide information on the care and treatment of persons with HIV infection and AIDS. (3) Identify risky and safe behaviors (4) Establish an awareness of attitudes associated with HIV infection and aids. (5) Review of legal and ethical issues (F.S. Florida Statutes).
Learning Format: This course is a reference paper on HIV/AIDS broken into 7 digestible slide decks for reading. Throughout the course participants are given the opportunity for interactive exercises to test their knowledge of a completed section.
Final Exam: The course completes with a Final Exam consisting of 10 questions. You must receive a 70% or better to receive your certificate and credits for the course.
Jerry Santiago, PhD, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
Professor of Histology/HT Program Director
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jerry Santiago is currenlty the Program Director and a Professor of Histology for Florida State College at Jacksonville Histologic Technology Program. He has been involved with the National Society in several key volunteer roles including sitting on the Board of Directors, leading NSH Committees as a Chair and serving in the House of Delegates. He has participated in committees for the College of American Pathologist and has presented numerous workshops at the local, state, national and international level both in English and Spanish.
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