HIV Safety for Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel (Online CE Course)

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Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP)
Reviewers: Garland E. Pendergraph, PhD, JD, MLS(ASCP)SM, HCLD/CC(ABB); Carleen Van Siclen, MLS(ASCP)CM, TS(ABB)

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This course addressed the Florida requirement for continuing education in HIV and AIDS. Designed for individuals working in a clinical laboratory setting, this course focuses on safety precautions, including the proper use personal protective equipment and safety devices on needles. Florida laws and the rights of laboratorians are also addressed. This course counts for HIV / AIDS credit for the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Science, and credit is automatically reported to Florida's CEBroker system.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 5/31/2024
Approved through 5/31/2024


  • Describe the structure of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  • Describe the modes of transmission of HIV in a health-care setting.
  • List practices that prevent HIV exposure.
  • Describe clinical management after HIV exposure.
  • Describe current Florida law on AIDS and its impact on HIV testing.

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Course Outline

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  • HIV Structure
      • Introduction: HIV and AIDS
      • Retrovirus
      • Basic Structural Components
      • HIV Capsid
      • HIV Envelope
      • Proteins Involved in Adsorption
      • Function of HIV Genes
      • Mutations
      • What property of HIV makes genetic mutations very likely?
  • Modes of transmission
  • Practices that prevent HIV exposure
  • Clinical management of an HIV exposure
  • Care and treatment of HIV/AIDS patients
      • Caring for HIV/AIDS Patients
      • Identifying Risks and Behaviors Associated with HIV/AIDS
      • Goals of HIV/AIDS Treatment
      • Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) for Patients Infected With HIV
      • Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) for Patients Infected With HIV, continued
      • Types of ART Medications
      • Which of the following is not considered a treatment goal for those suffering with HIV/AIDS?
  • Attitude and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS
      • Introduction to HIV/AIDS Stigma
      • Counteracting HIV/AIDS Stigma
      • Which of the following characteristics below are considered to be at the root of HIV/AIDS stigma?
  • Current Florida law on AIDS and its impact on HIV testing
      • Legislative Intent
      • Informed Consent
      • Confidentiality
      • Reporting Results
      • Preliminary and Confirmatory Testing
      • A healthcare worker who violates the confidentiality provisions of the Florida Statutes commits a misdemeanor of the first degree. What action by the ...
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of Instruction: Basic
Intended Audience: This course is suitable for all clinical laboratory personnel, especially those working in Florida.
Author information: Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP) has over 40 years of experience in the medical laboratory profession as a technologist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. She was an Inspection and Technical Specialist for nine years with the College of American Pathologists in the Laboratory Accreditation Program and, until her retirement in 2015, was Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. Barbara holds a Masters in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University.
Reviewer information:
Garland E. Pendergraph, PhD, JD, MLS(ASCP)SM, HCLD/CC(ABB) received his MSPH from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, his PhD in medical parasitology and mycology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and his law degree with a concentration in health care law from Concord Law School, Purdue University. He also did a Fellowship in Tropical Medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He is the author of a textbook in phlebotomy, a number of scientific articles, plus internet training programs. He is licensed as a laboratory director in the States of Georgia and Florida.
Carleen Van Siclen, MLS(ASCP)CM, TS(ABB) is the Chair of the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. She has served as a Board member for the past 8 years. She is licensed in Florida as a supervisor in multiple specialties. She is an active member of the Florida Society of Clinical Laboratory Science. In her current role, she is the manager of laboratory education and professional development.

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