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Integrated Prevention Services for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and Tuberculosis for Drug Users

Course #: 06-359

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CE Credit Hours: 5.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

***This course will be expiring on 12/31/2019. After this date you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

CE Course Description

This brief, intermediate level continuing education course, developed using material from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, provides valuable information about prevention and control of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB) for persons who use drugs illicitly. In addition, it summarizes existing evidence of effectiveness for practices to support delivery of integrated prevention services. The goal of such integration is to offer providers and programs the opportunity to address multiple infectious diseases and related health conditions at one time or at a single facility, thereby increasing the likelihood that clients will receive needed services. The course will be beneficial for decision makers, health-care providers, social service providers, and prevention and treatment professionals.

CE Course Objectives

  1. Identify strategies to incorporate recommended science-based public health strategies in service delivery for persons who use drugs.
  2. Summarize how treatment of infectious diseases and treatment of substance use and mental disorders contribute to prevention of transmission of infectious diseases.
  3. Outline of the epidemiology of illicit drug use and of HIV infection, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB among persons in the United States.
  4. Describe special considerations that affect the prevention and control of infectious diseases among persons who use drugs illicitly.
  5. Discuss practical aspects of delivery of integrated prevention services.
  6. Review screening and counseling service recommendations for reducing and eliminating incident infections among persons who use drugs illicitly.

Instructor Notes
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.

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