Test Texas Web-based Training with CE's Available
- Implementing Routine HIV Testing in Health Care Settings
Did you know that routine HIV testing in health care settings will prevent disease transmission, reduce hospital readmissions and decrease health care costs?? In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines recommending routine HIV testing for all patients aged 13-64. This course was designed to assist health care providers in the implementation of routine HIV testing. The course contains information on testing technology, consent for testing, delivery and reporting of positive results.
» Making the case for Routine HIV Testing
» Basics of HIV Testing
» Offering an opt-out HIV test
» Delivering HIV test results
» Implementing a Routine HIV testing program in your practice
To take the course, register in TRAIN Texas and search for course id 1033254. For assistance with TRAIN Texas, contact Cindi Blair or Mary VanWisse or call 512-206-5614.
FREE Continuing Education Credits are offered for various disciplines
On-line Training with Continuing Education Units Available
- Women & HIV On-Line Self Study Modules (AETC) - These four online modules are presented by experts in the field - treating women infected with HIV. It will feature an interactive web-based approach to learning. The modules are targeted for novice level clinicians in HIV care, including Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Social Workers and other health care professionals.
- Medscape Business of Medicine, Education page – There are at least 7 reasons that the next patient you see should have an HIV test in order to help stop the epidemic and save a life. Several educational resources available on this page.
- Routine HIV Testing in Health Care Settings Tutorial provides an in-depth look at multiple aspects of routine HIV screening. This tutorial provides 1.5 hours of free CME and CNE credit from David Spach, MD, University of Washington
Conferences and Training Opportunities
- CDC list of HIV conference and training opportunities (www.cdc.gov/hiv/conferences.htm)
- Delivering HIV Rapid Test Results: Experiences from the Field
This free video from JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. was developed for a wide range of medical professionals and counselors working in settings that provide HIV testing. The video includes thorough instruction for providers who need information about how to deliver rapid HIV positive test results. It also includes information for health care providers who offer education/counseling with negative results. A discussion guide is available that could be used for staff training.
- AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC)
The AETCs conduct targeted, multidisciplinary education and training programs for health care providers treating persons living with HIV/AIDS. This website provides a central repository for AETC program and contact information and for training materials developed within the AETC network.
- Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center
The primary goal of the AETC is to improve the treatment, management, diagnosis, and counseling for individuals with HIV/AIDS 214-590-2181
- The Texas HIV Connection is dedicated to decreasing substance abuse and HIV disease by increasing awareness, education, personal involvement and participation in the prevention of these and other related diseases. 877-287-1533.