HIV Safety for Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel (Online Course)

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Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

This course addressed the Florida requirement for continuing education in HIV and AIDS. Designed for individuals working in a clinical laboratory setting, this course focuses on safety precautions, including the proper use personal protective equipment and safety devices on needles. Florida laws and the rights of laboratorians are also addressed. This course counts for HIV / AIDS credit for the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Science, and credit is automatically reported to Florida's CEBroker system.

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Continuing Education Credits


  • Describe the structure of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  • Describe the modes of transmission of HIV in a health-care setting.
  • List practices that prevent HIV exposure.
  • Describe clinical management after HIV exposure.
  • Describe current Florida law on AIDS and its impact on HIV testing.

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Course Outline

  • HIV Structure
      • Introduction: HIV and AIDS
      • Retrovirus
      • Basic Structural Components
      • HIV Capsid
      • HIV Envelope
      • Proteins Involved in Adsorption
      • Function of HIV Genes
      • Mutations
      • What property of HIV makes genetic mutations very likely?
  • Modes of transmission
      • Occupational Exposures
      • Potentially Infectious Body Fluids
      • Risk Factors Associated with Increased HIV Infection
      • Which of the following does not pose a significant risk for transmitting HIV?
  • Practices that prevent HIV exposure
      • Overview
      • Work Practice Controls
      • Sharps
      • Face and Eye Protection
      • Gloves
      • Handwashing
      • The following workplace practices minimize risk of HIV exposure to mucous membranes or abraded skin:
  • Clinical management of an HIV exposure
      • If an Exposure Occurs
      • Evaluation and Treatment
      • Postexposure Prophlaxis
      • Exposure Follow-up
      • Match the proper first aid with the exposure type.
  • Care and treatment of HIV/AIDS patients
      • Caring for HIV/AIDS Patients
      • Identifying Risks and Behaviors Associated with HIV/AIDS
      • Goals of HIV/AIDS Treatment
      • Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) in HIV/AIDS Patients
      • Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) in HIV/AIDS Patients, continued
      • Types of ART Medications
      • Which of the following is NOT considered a treatment goal for those suffering with HIV/AIDS?
  • Attitude and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS
      • Introduction to HIV/AIDS Stigma
      • Counteracting HIV/AIDS Stigma
      • Which of the following characteristics below are considered to be at the root of HIV/AIDS stigma?
  • Current Florida law on AIDS and its impact on HIV testing
      • Legislative Intent
      • Informed Consent
      • Confidentiality
      • Reporting Results
      • Preliminary and Confirmatory Testing
      • A healthcare worker who violates the confidentiality provisions of the Florida Statutes commits a misdemeanor of the first degree. What action by the ...
  • References
      • References

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