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  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
Hours: 1 Contact Hours
Author(s): Leanna Marchand, RN, BSN, JD
Peer Reviewer(s): Amanda Olson, DPT, PRPC
Item#: Q3542
Contents: 1 Course Book (66 pages)
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HIV/AIDS: An Overview for Rehabilitation Professionals

Price $19.95
Item # Q3542
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: November 28, 2017

Expiration Date: November 28, 2020

This course provides rehabilitation professionals with an understanding of the transmission and prevention of HIV, the care of persons with HIV, and the issues of living with HIV. Recent changes in terminology and staging are covered. Legal and ethical issues, including recent changes in testing, confidentiality, and reporting requirements are discussed.


Florida PTs & PTAs - Fulfills one time HIV/AIDS requirement.

Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the current trends in HIV/AIDS in the United States.
  • Describe the basic pathophysiology of HIV.
  • Identify the stages of HIV infection and their associated signs and symptoms.
  • Identify routes of transmission, risk factors, and prevention strategies for HIV.
  • Identify assessment guidelines and treatment regimens for HIV/AIDS.
  • Recognize the common psychosocial responses and coping activities for a person living with HIV infection.
  • Describe the ethical and legal considerations for HIV/AIDS.
Leanna Marchand, RN, BSN, JD, is a founding partner in Marchand & Rossi, LLP, in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Marchand practices healthcare law and civil litigation and earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Texas Woman’s University and her law degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University School of Law. Mrs. Marchand is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Association of Nurse Attorneys, serves as an expert advisor to several committees of the Texas Nurses Association, and has a special interest in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Mrs. Marchand also serves on the Board of Directors of the Team Connor Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Amanda Olson, DPT, PRPC, is a certified pelvic floor physical therapist practicing at a hospital-based outpatient clinic. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Pacific University, and doctorate in physical therapy from Regis University. She has been practicing physical therapy since 2008. She is certified in treatment of the pelvic floor (CAPP-PF certification) by the American Physical Therapy Association and is a pelvic rehabilitation practitioner (PRP certification) by the Herman and Wallace Institute. She is also certified in the STOTT method of Pilates and incorporates these methods into teaching and patient management.

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  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.