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CME/CEU Opportunities and Webinars

Continuing Medical Education Credits - HIV/AIDS

Upcoming Webinars

CME/CEU Opportunities

Instructions for accessing Clinical Education Initiative CME

  • Many opportunities for CME available
  • Expiration dates vary

To view courses without logging in:
1: Go to CEI website 
2: Click on “Resources & Downloads” at the top of the page
3: Click on either of 2 available CME links on the page to access the Course Catalog
4: The 2 courses below and other are available on this site

To take courses (new users):
1: Create account
2: Choose course and click on the link.  It is not necessary to complete the course in one sitting.
3: You can print a certificate at the completion of the course

To take courses (previous users):
1: Login
2: Choose course and click on the link.  It is not necessary to complete the course in one sitting
3: You can print a certificate at the completion of the course.

Primary Care Diagnosis and Common Dermatological Problems in HIV Medicine
CME Available: 1.0
Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the dermatological signs of acute HIV
  • Be more familiar with common dermatological presentations in chronic and advanced HIV disease
  • Understand primary-care diagnosis and treatment approaches to common HIV-related dermatological problems, and when to refer to a specialist
- Expiration date: 2/2015
 
Smoking Cessation in the HIV Patient 
CME Available: 1.0
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the changing paradigm of HIV
  • Understand the data on approach and management of smoking cessation among HIV patients
  • Be familiar with smoking cessation tools: 5A’s, nicotine replacement
- Expiration Date 10/23/2016 

Easing the Transition of HIV-Infected Adolescents to Adult Care
CME Available: 1
Learning objectives

  • Know how improved therapeutic outcomes with cART have changed the face of the HIV epidemic and with it the needs of young patients and families.
  • Better understand some of the challenges faced by HIV-infected adolescents in transitioning to adult care.
  • Appreciate the elements of family-centered, youth-friendly, multidisciplinary primary care with integrated HIV subspecialty services, and how such models of care may east transitional challenges.

- Expiration 9/18/2015


 

Instructions for accessing Medpage CME

1: Follow the link below
2: There will be a list of multiple HIV-related courses to choose from
3: Choose a course, read the content and take the posttest
4: Upon clicking the link for the posttest you will be prompted to either sign in or create an account to receive credit
5: After taking the posttest you will have an opportunity to print out a certificate

CME Available:  0.25 per Clinical Context Posttest taken
  • Many opportunities for CME available
  • Expiration dates vary

HealthHIV: HIV Primary Care Training & Certificate Program

This program is for primary care providers (Medical Doctors, or Doctors of Osteopathy, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants) who are responsible for caring for patients at-risk or infected with HIV.  In total, there are five sequential CME activities that you must complete before you can take the final program exam and receive your certificate.

Step 1 – HIV Management in Primary Care: Foundations Course: CME Available: 0.75
After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

1.       Describe HIV surveillance data and the implications for individual and public health

2.       Discuss the natural history of HIV disease and the implications for individual and public health

3.       Explain the differences between risk-based and “opt-out” HIV screening and summarize the current recommendations

4.       Utilize the most appropriate HIV test in different clinical settings

5.       Summarize methods to reduce HIV transmission

Step 2 – Core Skills for HIV Management in the Primary Care Setting: CME Available: 0.5
After completeing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

1.       Identify appropriate patients and methods to screen for HIV

2.       Describe methods to assess patients’ willingness and readiness to begin antiretroviral therapy

3.       Review considerations in selecting initial antiretroviral therapy

4.       Discuss methods to assess and promote adherence to antiretroviral therapy

Step 3a – Assessment and Treatment Decisions in HIV-HCV Coinfection: CME Available: 0.5
After completeing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

1.       Identify indications for the treatment of chronic HCV infection and reasons to consider delaying HCV treatment in patients with HIV/HCV coinfection

2.       Explain the reported safety and efficacy of currently available treatments for HCV in patients coinfected with HIV

3.       List HCV/HIV drug combinations to avoid based on potential for drug-drug interations

4.       Describe guidelines-recommended monitoring for patients being treated for HCV/HIV coinfection

Step 3b – Considerations in the Management of HIV in Older Adults: CME Available: 0.5
After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

1.       Identify common comorbidities in older adults with HIV

2.       Describe the potential impact of long-term antiretroviral therapy on cardiometabolic rsik and other comorbidities

3.       Design a strategy to manage both antiretroviral therapy and cardiometabolic risk factors in patients with HIV

4.       Implement evidence-based methods to encourage smoking cessation in patients with HIV

Step 4 – Improving Communication in the Clinical Setting: CME Available: 0.5
After completing the activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

1.       Assess patients’ health literacy and health beliefs

2.       Employ evidence-based techniques to foster open patient-provider communication

3.       Describe methods for coordination of care between primary care and specialist settings

4.       Identify barriers to patient adherence in HIV-infected individuals and methods to overcome these barriers

HealthHIV Primary Care Training and Certificate Program Self-Assessment Final Exam

Login and take the sequential courses for CME credit
Expiration date 10/1/2014


Instructions to obtain Continuing Education from this CDC Training

1. Completely view the course, The Prevention Benefit of ART for HIV-Infected Patients.

2. Select register for CME when complete.  Users will be directed to the CDC Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEonline) website at www.cdc.gov/tceonline.  First-time users must register as a new participant.  Select new participant to create a profile.  Return users should select participant login and use their previously established login name and password.  This will ensure an accurate transcript.

3. Once users have logged in, they can search and register for this course, The Prevention Benefit of ART for HIV-infected Patients.  Users can also keyword search by the course number WB2103.  When the course title appears, select the course, select CME, and then submit.  New users will be asked three demographics question.  Returning users will have an opportunity to update their information if needed.  Users will be directed to complete an evaluation for the course.

4. After completing the evaluation, participants complete the post-test.  Once the post-test and evaluation are complete, the course will be entered into the user’s personal transcript, and the user will be able to print a certificate of completion.  A record of the user’s course completion will be retained in the transcript and certificate section of the record.

The Prevention Benefit of ART for HIV-infected Patients
The ART course will remain accessible and CME-eligible through September 2014


Other Resources for HIV/AIDS Providers

The Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA) is not responsible for the dispensing of CEUs, CMEs, or other credits. HAHSTA provides this information as a service to better inform health professionals about caring for patients with HIV. Continuing Education credits issued may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s).