This convenient Combo-Pack course contains the required courses for registered interns and provisional licensees seeking initial licensure in Florida under F.S. 491. Contains 2CE OF Medical Errors and 3CE HIV/AIDS.

Approvals are listed in this course description. State-specific courses are generally not applicable to other states.

Available as a live course for contracted groups. Contact us for information.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2022

Description:   This 5 CE combination course contains two educational requirements (Medical Errors and HIV) for individuals who are applying for licensure as a marriage and family therapist, social worker or mental health counselor in the state of Florida. This combination package is approved by the licensure board. Program Services updates registered interns and provisional licensees’ course credit record at CE Broker. You may also provide your certificate to the board directly with your application.

CE Broker #:  20-126961

Description: HIV Update  This class provides information on diagnosis criteria and treatment for HIV and AIDs-related illnesses. A review of transmission modes, prevention issues, and at-risk behaviors is presented.  Issues specific to substance abusing HIV+ clients will be discussed, including information on growing at-risk populations. Universal precautions will be identified and discussed. An overview of the new medication regimens and the issues facing patients in determining which regimen is appropriate. This course provides the basic HIV education required in most states for all mental health, nursing, and addictions professional licensure and certification.

CE Credits: 3

1. Participants will be able to describe why HIV is a retrovirus.
2. Participants will be able to describe the action of various medications types on the replication process of the HIV retrovirus.
3. Participants will be able to discuss HAART therapy regimen and issues regarding its selection.
4. Participants will be able to describe opportunistic infections typical in HIV/AIDS illness.
5. Participants will be able to discuss the complication to care that substance abuse and dependency cause.
Hour One:  Statistics, incidence, and prevalence, the role of denial.
Hour Two: Replication of HIV virus and medication regimen and action.
Hour Three: Opportunistic Infection, addictions contraindications, and special populations.

Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.

Purpose: This class is developed to specifically provide content requirements for basic HIV/AIDS education for psychiatric/behavioral health nursing, licensed professional counselors, psychologists, employee assistance professionals, and addictions professionals.

Description: Behavioral Health Practice Errors   Florida Board approved to meet required curriculum for Florida licensed Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors. Other related professionals may also apply. This 2-hour medical errors class provides information on root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention and patient safety in behavioral healthcare practice. The course will include factors that contribute to the occurrence of behavioral healthcare practice errors, how to recognize at-risk situations, protocol to improve patient outcome, reporting responsibilities, and patient safety.  Patient rights and other public education concerns will be addressed.

1. Participants will be able to list the most common practice errors/situations in behavioral healthcare.
2. Participants will be able to discuss the causes for these practice errors.
3. Participants will be able to identify safeguards for avoiding medication errors with patients on psychotropic medications.
4. Participants will be able to implement patient education and safety planning.
5. Participants will be able to describe reporting and documentation responsibilities in the event of practice errors.

CE Credits: 2

Hour One: Overview of purpose, Root-cause analysis: Common errors and causes/situations.
Hour Two: Using Patient Outcome, Information to Improve Patient Care, Safeguards, Patient Education, and Safety Planning, Reporting and Documentation.

Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.

Purpose: To provide education on error prevention and patient safety for psychologists, school psychologists, nurses, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors, and licensure candidates.

Target audience: Social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, registered interns and provisional licensees in these professions.

National Board for Certified Counselors (N.B.C.C.) Program Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #: 5978.                  
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.           
Program Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) #86395
Florida Board of Nursing FBN #2456 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling:       BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A

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