Implementing Routine HIV Testing in Texas is a one hour course designed to facilitate the practice of routine HIV testing in Texas. The course contains timely data and resources for health care providers interested in implementing routine HIV testing in Texas. Mary McIntosh, the subject matter expert for this course, has been involved in the Test Texas Coalition since its inception. The course is designed for health care professionals implementing routine HIV testing as well as those with a general interest in the topic.
The course objectives include:
1. Be able to explain why routine HIV testing makes sense in Texas
2. Be able to describe the basic components of HIV testing
3. Be able to offer the Opt-Out HIV test in a clinical setting
4. Be able to deliver HIV test results appropriately
5. Be able to implement routine HIV testing in your practice.
Continuing Education for multiple disciplines will be offered for this event
Continuing Medical Education:The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Continuing Education Service (TMA provider #4006803) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Nursing Education: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Continuing Education Service is an accredited provider (P0180) of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Texas Department of State Health Services Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.0 contact hours of Continuing Nursing Education.
Social Workers: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), (DSHS), Continuing Education Service under sponsor number (CS3065)Expiration date December 31, 2012, has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners (1-888-963-7111) to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers. Texas Department of State Health Services Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.0 contact hours of Continuing Social Work Education.
Certified Health Education Specialists: Texas Department of State Health Service (DSHS), Continuing Education Services is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive 1.0 total Category 1 continuing contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0 hrs.
Certificate of Attendance: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Continuing Education Service certifies that this attendee participated in the educational activity listed above. Texas Department of State Health Services Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.0 contact hours of Attendance.
CE Expiration- CEs expire on 7/31/2014. The course lists 7/31/2013 as the last date. This is incorrect. CEs can be awarded until 7/31/2014
Planning committee members, Jenny McFarlane, Mary McIntosh, Mary VanWisse and Linda Warren have disclosed no commerical interests.
This web module received no commercial support.
The planning committee members did not disclose the use of products for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Services, or American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.
To receive credit for completion of this course and subsequent Continuing Education Units (if applicable), participants must complete the following:
- Complete the each lesson with a score of at least 80% on the lesson assessment
- Complete the course evaluation upon completion of all the lessons
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the Department of State Health Services, continuing Education Service Program or America Nurses Credentialing Center of any commerical product displayed in conjunction with this activity.
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This course has been designed to be fully accessible. If you experience problems with accessibility, please contact Mary VanWisse at 512-206-5892
Original posting date (pilot) April 18, 2012. Updated August 2012.