HIV/AIDS and TB In the Substance Abuse Population
This is a core curriculum on HIV and syndemic infectious illnesses such as TB, HEP-C, and STDs as they affect the substance abuse population. This course is a must for those seeking to provide integrated services to clients affected by HIV and syndemic infectious illnesses.
This course may be used to meet HIV education requisites for nursing, clinical laboratory professionals, acupuncture professionals, dieticians, massage therapists, nursing home administrators, midwives, physical therapists and other complementary boards (see our approvals page for a listing of those boards.
Available as a live course. Contact us for information.
Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE
Description: The class discusses the complications of HIV disease and TB when coupled with the problem of substance abuse. This course is inclusive of the other risk behavior-related infectious communicable diseases. DHHS diagnostic guidelines for classification of HIV disease will be defined. Information is provided concerning various special populations including incidence and prevalence statistics. Important basic understanding regarding the stages of HIV retrovirus reproduction is provided and how antiretroviral agents (HIV medications) work to deter the virus is shown. HIV and TB testing and recommendations are discussed. Opportunistic infections are identified. Tuberculosis infection intersects the AOD population as do several infectious communicable diseases (Hepatitis C, and STDs). A discussion about integrated care is provided and emphasized including infection control, universal precautions, and concluding with comments on Federal protections and requirements regarding reporting and disclosure.
Study Guide: The study guide for this class is based on Treatment for HIV-Infected Alcohol and Other Drug Abusers Treatment Improvement Protocol #15. Peter A. Selwyn, MD., M.P.H. and Steven L. Batki, M.D. Consensus Co-Chairs. US DHHS, SAMHSA, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. This TIP is available at no cost online under the same title at the SAMHSA store. The study guide structure follows the TIP on which it is based but is substantially updated incorporating advances in the recent decade.
CE Credits: 14
CE Broker#: 20-331580
Methods: Pre-test, study guide, post-test and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.
Content Area: HIV/AIDS, Social and cultural foundations, Professional orientation/readiness, Client/family and community, Special populations/problems.
Purpose: This program is developed to specifically provide HIV/AIDS education for professionals the counseling and healthcare profession.
Target Audience: Social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals who may work with these populations.
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.
Social Work: State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education.
The following states accept our national approvals (NBCC) for social work CE: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.
We are approved in two states for social work (Florida and Alabama).
The following states accept Program Services CE if other state SW boards have approved our CE. (Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.)
These states specify cross-disciplinary CE is acceptable, have no specified requirements/limitations, or that social workers can self- submit after the fact:
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico.
Program Services has not applied for CE for social work in New York, Hawaii, Iowa, and Minnesota.
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
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0339
Georgia Board of Nursing CEBroker provider #50-1651
South Carolina Board of Nursing CEBroker provider #50-1651
District Columbia Board of Nursing CEBroker provider #50-1651
Allied profession approvals can be found at https://www.programservices.org/approvals?
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