Online Courses


Social Determinants of Health and HIV

 An understanding of social determinants is essential to the implementation of effective HIV treatment or prevention interventions.  This engaging and informative one-hour online course, based on our popular two-day instructor-led training, provides an introduction to social determinants and HIV.  It includes an overview of social determinants, their relevance to health disparities, and their particular importance in understanding HIV in the US today.  The course makes effective use of videos and scenarios to illustrate key concepts.  By the end of the course learners will be able to describe social determinants and their impacts on HIV Risk, prevalence, and access to services, define a social determinants of health perspective, and identify places to intervene. 

Upon successful completion of the course, viewers can receive 1 credit hour BBS, CAADAC, CHES, or a general Certificate of Completion.

 

HIV Today: What Everyone Needs to Know

This no-cost interactive and self-paced 60 minute course is designed for two audiences: the general public and a variety of providers who may be new to providing services to those at risk for and infected with HIV. It provides basic information about HIV and AIDS and is designed to provide a brief overview of topics such as transmission, disease progression, risk reduction, prevention and health disparities. The course provides comprehensive links to relevant resources and glossary terms. By the end of the course, providers will be familiar with basic information about HIV/AIDS and will have access to resources necessary to gain more information and support.

NOTE: This online course is not compatible with Internet Explorer. System browser requirements: Firefox, Safari, or Chrome.

Upon successful completion of the course, viewers can receive 1 credit hour BBS, CAADAC, CHES, or a general Certificate of Completion.

 

Delivery of the Positive HIV Test Result  
Routine, opt-out HIV testing in medical settings is recommended by CDC and supported by law in California. This 1 hour online course is designed for medical providers to increase knowledge, skills and confidence about delivering a positive HIV test result in any health care setting. A 3-step framework for giving a positive HIV test result is presented, and its application is demonstrated in 3 video vignettes.

System requirements: Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. Currently, this online course is not compatible with Internet Explorer.

This activity has been planned & implemented in accordance with the Institute for Medical Quality & the California Medical Associations CME Accreditation Standards (IMQ/CMA) through Joint Sponsorship of Cardea Services (formerly Center for Health Training) & CA STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. Cardea Services is accredited by IMQ/CMA for issuing AMA PRA Category 1 Credits" for physicians. Cardea designates Delivery of the Positive HIV Test Result for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit". Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Delivery of the Positive HIV Test Result (No CMEs)
Same content as course, above, however no reqistration is required and no CMEs are provided. 


DEBI Overview Online
This free, self-paced 20 minute course is designed to introduce providers to the DEBI Project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is designed to provide a brief overview of the project as a whole as well as an introduction to each DEBI currently offered by the CDC. There are also links throughout the course that provide easy access to in-depth information about the Project and specific DEBIs. By the end of the course, providers will be familiar with the DEBI Project and have an understanding of their next steps if they wish to explore implementing a DEBI.

 

STD Overview for Non-Clinicians Online
Designed for health educators, counselors, teachers and other providers working in STD/HIV prevention and education, this online course has 7 interactive modules covering topics such as the most common STDs, transmission, consequences, epidemiological data, the connection between HIV and other STDs, information on specific populations at higher risk, STD prevention and how to apply STD facts to interactions with students and clients to encourage more protective behaviors and healthier decision-making. Three BBS, CAADAC, and CE (Nursing Contact Hours) continuing education credits are available at no charge upon completion of this course. Three CHES credits are available for $15.00 upon completion.

 

STD Case Series
The NNPTC STD Case Series is intended for practicing clinicians who provide care to persons at risk for STDs. The series includes case presentations of common STD-related syndromes with a guided, interactive process to evaluate each case, arrive at a diagnosis and provide recommended treatment. Free continuing education credit is available.

 

Hepatitis Web Study
The Seattle STD/HIV PTC Hepatitis Web Study is intended for health care workers who provide clinical care to persons with viral hepatitis. The service offers interactive, case-based modules dealing with the diagnosis and management of hepatitis A, B, C, and other hepatitis viruses. Each module includes case studies, discussion points, high-quality illustrations/graphics, references, and resource links. Free continuing education credit is available.

 

Self-Study STD Modules for Clinicians
The CDC Self-Study STD Modules for Clinicians are seven web-based educational modules, each based on a specific STD topic. Each module is considered to be an individual course, and as many modules as desired can be completed. Free continuing education credit is available.

 

HIV Web Study
The Northwest AIDS Education Training Center and the University of Washington HIV Web Study is intended for clinicians who care for HIV-infected persons. The site features 40 interactive case studies and includes broad array of topics related to the clinical care of HIV-infected persons. Free continuing education credit is available.

 

Syphilis in the HIV-infected Patient
The International AIDS Society USA introduces a case about an HIV-infected man with possible sexually transmitted disease coinfection and presents 5 clinical decision points, each focusing on a case-management objective. At each decision point, learners should select the option that they believe is most sound and then read the presenter's explanation of that option. Choosing the best option leads to an extended discussion of the medical evidence and practice considerations related to the case-management objective. Free CME is available

 

 

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