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Dietitians and Nutrition Counselors Course List
 

PREVENTION OF MEDICAL ERRORS, Including Materials for Dietitians and Nutrition Counselors

(Mandatory 2 hour course - $24.00)
All licensed Florida health care practitioners, including Dietitians and Nutrition Counselors, must take a two (2) hour course in Prevention of Medical Errors each license renewal biennium. The Florida Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council rule allows its licensees to take a Prevention of Medical Errors course which has been approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Department of Health. Our course has been approved by the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. We have added additional materials to this course specifically for Dietitians and Nutrition Counselors.

BASICS OF HIV/AIDS

(Law Change: Mandatory for Newly Licensed Dietitians, 3 hours - $30.00)
Effective July 1, 2006 the HIV/AIDS course is no longer a mandatory course that licensees must take each biennium. The law also provides that dietitians/nutritionists will not be required to complete a course on HIV/AIDS before licensure. However, new licensees must take a three  hour HIV/AIDS course prior to first renewal of the license. Once the new licensee has taken that course, he or she does not have to take the course again, unless the law changes. The course can still be taken as an elective. The Council rules allow licensees to take an HIV/AIDS courses if the course has been approved by any other Health Care Board. Our courses have been approved by the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.

Medicare and Medicaid-Differences and similarities for Florida health care professionals
(Elective 1 hour course - $14.00)
NEW COURSE: This one (1) credit general elective course highlights and details the differences and similarities of the Medicare and Medicaid health care coverage systems which covers almost 40% of the U.S. population. It explains the different eligibility criteria between the two systems and the different benefits under each system. The rampant health care fraud found throughout Florida and state of Florida and federal efforts to prosecute health care facilities and licensed health care professionals for fraud are explained.

The Opioid Crisis in the U.S. – The Basics for Florida Health Care Professionals

(Elective 2 hour course -  $24.00)
NEW COURSE: This two (2) credit course covers the opioid epidemic that is killing many Americans every day. The increase in prescription opiate drugs for chronic pain and the surge in illegal opiate drugs is described. The causes for the opiate crisis and the efforts to stop the crisis are detailed. Federal and state action are covered with special emphasis on Florida laws cracking down on pill mills and doctor shopping. The reactions of the American Medical Association, the chiropractic, massage, physical therapy and other health care professional associations are related. Covers an explanation of how addiction occurs and what drugs are being abused, and what drugs are being used to treat addiction.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BASICS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

(Elective 2 hour course - $24.00)
A 2 hour elective course that includes the historical and Florida legal background on domestic violence. Includes the current research on the dynamics of domestic violence, and the role of health care professionals in the recognition and treatment of domestic violence. Our course has been approved by the Board of Occupational Therapy and several other Florida health care Boards, therefore Dietitians and Nutrition Counselors can take this course for credit.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT

(Elective 2 hour course - $24.00)
A 2-hour elective course that includes the Florida law on sexual misconduct by health care professionals, and the discipline process and penalties for engaging in sexual misconduct. Also includes the federal and state laws on sexual discrimination and harassment in the work place. Our course has been approved by the Board of Occupational Therapy and several other Florida health care Boards, therefore Dietitians and Nutrition Counselors can take this course for credit.

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (HIT) FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

(Elective 2 hour course - $24.00)
A 2 hour elective course that covers the basics of the rapidly growing field of Health Information Technology (HIT). Includes the new federal laws that require health care professionals, including dietitians, hospitals and health care facilities to begin the adoption of electronic medical records (EHRs). Covers "meaningful use", privacy provisions, certification and electronic exchange of EHR systems. Annotated Bibliography and HIT Glossary are included. Our course has been approved by the Board of Occupational Therapy and several other Florida health care Boards, therefore Dietitians and Nutrition Counselors can take this course for credit.

The Affordable Care Act — Basics and Debate

(Elective 2 hour course - $24.00)
This course provides two hours of home study credit about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or the Affordable Care Act - the most controversial health care reform law since 1965. The course covers the basics of the complicated new health care reform law, and the ongoing controversies and debates about the "individual mandate," Medicaid expansion, health care insurance coverage, and reimbursement policies. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling and its impact on the law are also explained. The controversial position of Florida government on health care exchanges and the expansion of Medicaid, and the ongoing national debate about the law are highlighted. A set of related definitions is included. Our course has been approved by the Board of Occupational Therapy and several other Florida health care Boards, therefore Dietitians and Nutrition Counselors can take this course for credit.