Whether you are a doctor specializing in HIV/AIDS or a pediatric nurse practitioner or a medical technician, sharpening the tools in your professional tool kit is a must in our everchanging world of medical advancements.
This is why staying current on continuing medical education (CME) and general continuing education (CE) resources and credits is required within the medical professions. The powers that be know that recertification requirements translate into a knowledge on your part of your particular field which makes you better at your job and administering a high-level of care to your patients.
Technology Makes it Possible
Medicine is changing every day at an ever-increasing pace. Staying current on all the changes in your field takes time away from your job and life at home. But thanks to technology, while we drive, exercise, relax at home, etc. we can listen to lectures, etc. and digest much needed information that is available to us at the touch of a button. Gone are the days of traveling to seminars and other destinations to learn from the “experts.” With online educational courses the experts come to you, at your convenience. The courses are relatively inexpensive and in many cases the hospital or company you work for will pay for them.
Staying current on the latest developments is critical especially in the area of HIV/AIDS. Many different organizations offer HIV cme and HIV ce courses for doctors, doctors assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and more that are designed specifically to help with key recertification requirements in your field.
Courses and Statistics
Courses are offered by a number of online providers and include such content as, “On the Cutting Edge of HIV Care,” “Preventing HIV in High-Risk Populations,” “Assessment and Treatment Decisions in HIV/HCV Co-Infection,” and more.
According to HIV.gov, a U.S. government source of information on HIV/AIDS, more than 1.1 million people in the United states are living with HIV today, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it. From 2010 to 2015, the estimated number of annual HIV infections in the U.S. declined 8%. An estimated 38,500 Americans became newly infected with HIV in 2015. In 2016, 39,782 people were diagnosed with HIV in the United States.
Clearly there is a need for expanding clinical care for this disease and HIV cme and HIV ce courses help make this a reality. And it’s always good to stretch our minds and become better at what we do.