Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit

The continuing educational activity for this site, including continuing educational credits, is free. Click here (CME Credit) or at the top of this page to register at the CME site. You can also access the CME site from any of the clinical cases (see the purple CME Credit link on the right hand side at the top of every page). For new users, please complete the registration form (AIDS Education and Training Center Participant Information Form); we receive government funding for this web site and user completion of this form is essential for the funding of this educational web site and to continue to offer free CME credit. For return users who have not yet completed the Participant Information Form, you will need to complete this form to acquire new CME credits.

This site provides continuing educational credits for physicians (MDs), advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs), and physician assistants (PAs). The CME activity for this site is provided by the University of Alabama (UAB) School of Medicine, Division of Continuing Medical Education.

  • The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM for each case in the Case-Based Module section and 0.5-1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM for the Interactive Tutorials. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
  • The University of Alabama School of Medicine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

The completion of each case in the Case-Based Module section should require approximately one-half hour. Proceed to answer the CME questions after you have completed the case and after you have read the discussion for the case. The approximate time required to complete each of the Interactive Tutorials ranges from one-half hour to 1.5 hours: HIV Integration (one-half hour), OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV Test (1.5 hours), and Routine HIV Screening in Health Care Settings (1.5 hours). After completing the tutorial, click on the CME link in the tutorial.

To receive credit, you will be required to answer at least 60% of the questions correctly. Records of all of your CME activity can be viewed on the UAB CME site page under the header labeled CME Tracker & CME Certificates. You are welcome to take the self-assessment tests even if you do not need continuing educational credits, but you will first need to sign in at the CME site.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credit

Free Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours are available for a new program on this site: Routine HIV Screening in Health Care Settings. This tutorial provides an in-depth, interactive review of multiple aspects of Routine HIV Screening in Health Care Settings. The tutorial provides a step by step animated process and each section includes a self-assessment and relevant resources (with links). The tutorial is available to and appropriate for all health care workers, including nurses and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives: After completing this module, you will be better able to: (1) Describe the most recent (2006) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for routine HIV screening in health care settings in the United States, (2) Discuss the rationale for routine HIV screening and the barriers for health care workers to perform routine HIV screening, and (3) Describe the HIV testing process, counseling of test results, and linking to care for persons identified as infected with HIV.

Accreditation: This learning activity is co-provided by the University of Washington School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education (UWCNE).

  • The University of Washington School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #07218, for 1.5 contact hours.
  • The University ofWashington School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education has an established Privacy Policy.

Directions for Earning CNE Credit:
1. Complete all course activities for the Routine HIV Screening in Health Care Settings tutorial on the web site.
2. Click here (CNE Credit) (or click Continuing Nursing Education on the left hand side of the tutorial navigation menu). You will be prompted through the following steps.
3. Log in as a New User on the UWCNE web site or as an Existing User if you have previously registered at uwcne.org.
4. Complete the AIDS Education and Training Center Participant Information Form. Note: We receive government funding for this web site and user completion of this form is essential for funding this educational web site and to continue offering free CNE credit.
5. Complete the tutorial post-test. You may take the test as many times as you wish to achieve the minimum score of 80%. You are welcome to take the post-test even if you do not need continuing nursing education credit; however, you will first need to register as noted above to access the test.
6. Complete the tutorial evaluation.
7. Print your certificate.

Author and Planning Committee: David H. Spach, MD is author of the tutorial, Routine HIV Screening in Health Care Setting. The tutorial planning committee includes David H. Spach, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, and Constance Hirnle, MN, RN, BC, University of Washington School of Nursing. Disclosure Statement: Neither committee member has any financial or other relationship with a proprietary entity that produces health care goods or services to disclose.

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