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: Psychologists, school psychologists, 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.
Program Services Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Program Services Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Program Services is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. #5978
Social Work State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education: Program Services is directly approved in Florida and Alabama for Social Workers
States that accept Program Services credits because of our national approvals: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin
Accepts Program Services credits because we hold another state SW board approval: Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia Cross-disciplinary
States with no specified requirements/limitations or self- submit after the fact Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico
Program Services credits not available for Social Work in these states: Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana
BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0339
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?other=true
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