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HIV/AIDS -- One Hour Course-
#2017_001 HIV/AIDS -- One Hour Course


1 Contact Hour

This Introductory level course covers education on HIV. HIV disease has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control since 1981 and it has, since that time, advanced to become a worldwide pandemic. The State of Florida mandated through the Florida Omnibus AIDS Act of 1988 (now called Section 381.004, Florida Statutes) that all health care practitioners and others deemed necessary by the Florida Legislature receive basic education in HIV disease.

Current Florida law requires occupational therapy practitioners and physical therapy practitioners to complete a one hour course on HIV/AIDS education in order to receive their first license renewal in the State.

Current Florida law requires Athletic Trainers to complete a one hour course on HIV/AIDS education for initial licensure and license renewal.

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


The overall objective of this course is for the practitioner to gain knowledge in the field of HIV disease. This course meets the State of Florida requirements for one hour of HIV/AIDS education.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to (as required):

  • List the 3 factor that contribute to the transmission of HIV/AIDS in the general population
  • Identify the 4 CDC reported factors that will increase disease progression
  • Identify 2 of the actions that prevent contracting and/or the spread of HIV
  • List the 3 universal precautions for infection control to be used to prevent the spread of HIV
  • List the 4 post- exposure treatments if a H/C professional is exposed to blood or bodily fluids during patient care



Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .1 CEU, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Contexts, Client Factors; Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative and Regulatory Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .1 CEU

NBCOT 1.25 PDU (course includes assessment component)

State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1 Contact Hour
  • Center for Guardianship Certification for .5 Contact Hour
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1 Content Hour
  • Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) for 1 hour, approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Author and Instructor

Gina Venditti, MS, PA-C, RPT, graduated from Florida International University in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Physical Therapy. She worked at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood Florida for six years in inpatient acute care and inpatient rehab, specializing in wound care, trauma care, neurorehabilitation and orthopedics. She participated in Dale Carnegie public speaking classes and headed the employee health programs for back injury prevention and rehabilitation. She acted as a mentor to dozens of physical therapy students.

Gina completed the Physician Assistant program at the University of Florida in 2003. She joined a Hematology Oncology Practice in Davenport, Florida for two and a half years, becoming ACLS certified and bone marrow biopsy trained. During this time she also worked weekends at St. Joseph’s Hospital emergency room, treating urgent care patients. She then transferred to family practice, joining Apollo Beach Family Practice, managing and treating adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients. She also lived and worked in Utah providing Physician Assistant services in a family practice setting as well as a holistic medicine practice. Currently she lives in Las Vegas and works at MinuteClinic as a Physician Assistant and as a PRN PT in a local subacute care facility.

Gina is a course author and reviewer of online continuing education courses. She also presents live educational sessions to healthcare professionals.  Some recent titles include The Essentials of Weight Loss, a brief reminder of weight loss “dos and don’ts” and Update on Adult Vaccinations, presented to physicians and physician extenders.

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods include: Course content delivered in written lecture format, colorful pictures and graphics, discussion board and instructor email.

A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%; retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hour in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.