Today (December 1, 2009) is World AIDS Day. The purpose of this day is to draw attention to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. To learn more visit the CDC World Aids day website.
Many EMTs and Paramedics have a regular continuing education requirement to learn about HIV/AIDS symptoms, transmission, prevention, and treatment. This requirement is often above and beyond annual bloodborne pathogens training.
Today is also the first day of a new Everyday EMS Tips feature – 31 days of continuing education (follow along with the Twitter hashtag #31daysofCE). Many of you need to complete your continuing education requirements before the end of the year. Each day between now and the end of the year I will feature a continuing education lesson or opportunity that you can complete between now and December 31.
As you may know Everyday EMS Tips is part of the family of online education products for emergency responders that are produced and designed by EPS411.com. The team of EMS educators at EPS has produced a three-part lesson series on HIV/AIDS that is available to CentreLearn and RapidCE.com users. Each lesson is CECBEMS approved for one credit of continuing education.