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COURSE LIST AND DESCRIPTION For ELECTROLOGISTS
 

******SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICE PACKAGES******

Special Package Number 1: From the course list below, select and order any combination of courses totaling 5 credit hours at the same time, and you will automatically be charged the REDUCED PRICE of $60, a savings of $15. Take the courses at any time in any sequence, either this biennium or the next.

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Special Package Number 2: From the course list below, select and order any combination of courses totaling 10 credit hours at the same time, and you will automatically be charged the REDUCED PRICE of $100, a savings of $50. Take the courses anytime in any sequence, either this biennium or the next.

PREVENTION OF MEDICAL ERRORS

(Mandatory 2 hour course - $30.00)
All licensed Florida health care licensees, including electrologists, must take a two hour course in Prevention of Medical Errors every license renewal biennium. Electrologists may take any Medical Errors course that has been approved by any Department of Health Board. Our course has been specifically approved by the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice and is accepted by the Florida Electrolysis Council.

BLOOD-BORNE DISEASES

(Mandatory 1 hour course - $15.00)
All Florida licensed Electrologists must take a one hour course in Blood-Borne Diseases each license renewal biennium. This course meets that requirement. This course is accepted by the Florida Electrolysis Council for continuing education credit.

Medicare and Medicaid-Differences and similarities for Florida health care professionals

(Elective, general  1 hour course - $15.00)
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, general 2 hour course -  $30.00)
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.

FLORIDA LAWS AND RULES FOR ELECTROLOGISTS

(Elective, general 4 hour course - $60.00)
Note that this elective course provides four (4) credit hours. The course covers the history of regulation of electrologists in Florida, the licensure and continuing education requirements, the history of the use of lasers by electrologists, and how the Florida Legislature, the Board of Medicine, and the Electrolysis Council affect the practice of electrolysis. References are made to the Florida Statutes and Rules of the Electrolysis Council in the course materials, and a copy of each are included in the Addendum to the course. The course is written by an attorney who has worked in state health care regulation for many years. Useful, practical and up to date information.

The Florida Electrolysis Council recently added the following WARNING to Electrologists on its website.  Our course covers the information about discipline that Florida Electrologists should know.

"Protect Your License. Know the Law.
Many electrologists facing discipline by the Board of Medicine claim they did not know. Not knowing does not alleviate accountability. Become familiar with the Grounds for Discipline found in Section 456.072(1), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and possible Disciplinary Actions found in the Electrology Practice Act – Section 478.52. F.S."

HIV/AIDS BASICS FOR ELECTROLOGISTS

(Elective 1 hour course - $15.00)
This course is designed to provide one  hour of continuing education for newly licensed electrologists. Newly licensed electrologists are required to take a course in HIV/AIDS during the first biennium of their licensure. This course is no longer required to be taken every 2 years by electrologists. This course has been approved by the Board of Occupational Therapy and is approved for credit for electrologists. This course can be also be taken as an elective course to meet the biennial requirement for licensure renewal.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BASICS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

(Elective, general 2 hour course - $30.00)
A two hour elective course that includes the historical and legal background on domestic violence, the current research on the dynamics of domestic violence, current Florida law, and the role of health care professionals in the recognition and treatment of domestic violence.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT

(Elective, general 2 hour course - $30.00)
A two hour elective course which covers the Florida laws that prohibit sexual misconduct by all health care professionals, and the disciplinary and other penalties for engaging in sexual misconduct. Also covers the federal laws on sexual discrimination and sexual harassment in the work place.

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (HIT) FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

(Elective, general 2 hour course - $30.00)
An elective course that covers the basics of the rapidly growing field of Health Information Technology (HIT). Includes the new federal laws (HITECH ARRA) that required health care professionals, 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 include

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR ELECTROLOGISTS

(Elective, general 2 hour course - $30.00)
An elective course on personal and professional ethics for electrologists, and the regulation of Florida licensed electrologists. Traces the development and role of professional associations and state licensure laws. Describes the licensure history for Florida electrologists. Includes the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for the national professional associations and the Florida disciplinary grounds for electrologists.

The Affordable Care Act — Basics and Debate

(Elective, general 2 hour course - $30.00)
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.