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Florida Physical Therapist Continuing Education

Florida Accepts OnlineCE.com Courses

 

Florida Continuing Education Requirements:

PT: 24 hrs biennially - Florida Accepts 12 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

CE due by November 30 of every odd year.


Special Requirements:

Requires 2 hours of prevention of medical errors

1 hour AIDS/HIV required for first year licensees ONLY

NEW Human Trafficking requirement for Florida Department of Health. Licensed healthcare professionals are required to earn 1 hour of Board-Approved CE in Human Trafficking. This is a one-time requirement that licensees must complete before January 1, 2021.

Human Trafficking 204 is Approved by the Board to meet this requirement.

FPTA Approval Number for 2021: CE21-736044
FPTA Approval Number for 2020: CE20-736044
FPTA Approval Number for 2019: CE19-736044

 

Please scroll down to view courses accepted and their approval code/langauge.  When logged in, as long as your licenses are entered on your account, each course is clearly identified as being approved or not approved.

Continuing Education Requirements for Certified Hand Therapists:  

The Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) is the governing body that is responsible for credentialing certified hand therapists (CHT). In order to maintain the CHT credential, a CHT must accumulate a minimum of 80 contact hours of professional development activities during their five-year accrual period. Professional development hours may be earned in seven different categories. OnlineCE.com offers courses in 3 Categories: A, B and C.

Category A - Formal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, 3 hours or more in length. All 80 hours can be earned in this category. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category B - Informal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, less than 3 hours in length. Maximum accepted: 30 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category C - Formal Courses with General Clinical OT or PT content. Maximum accepted: 20 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

 

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State of Florida Continuing Education Requirements

Florida Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. Florida continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, Florida PT/PTA licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the Florida continuing education requirements.

 

Continuing education courses offered on OnlineCE.com provide Online CEU for Florida Physical Therapists (PT) and Florida Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA). The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of PT/PTA to enhance clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour online home study CE credit course for new Florida Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant registered users at www.OnlineCE.com

 
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  • AIDS 103

    Manual Therapy Interventions for People Living with HIV Disease


    1.0

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    • Apply manual therapy interventions for people living with HIV disease
    • List the applicability of soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy technique, and myofacial release in the treatment of patients with HIV disease
    • Describe craniosacral therapy and lymphatic drainage techniques in the treatment of patients with HIV disease


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    offered as complementary per Board rule
    Expires: 2023-12-31

    AIDS 104

    Nutritional Deficiencies in AIDS Patients


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    • Identify aspects of macronutrient deficiency and progression to AIDS
    • Describe pathophysiological malnutrition in HIV Disease
    • Discuss micronutrient deficiency and progression to AIDS
    • Identify nutritional therapies in the treatment of AIDS patients


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    offered as complementary per Board rule
    Expires: 2023-12-31

    AIDS 105

    Bioelectromagnetic Therapies for HIV/AIDS


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    • Discuss Neuromuscular Manifestations of HIV and Electroacupuncture
    • Review the use of Acupuncture and Microcurrents in AIDS patients
    • Discuss Effects of Massage Therapy on the HIV-Exposed Newborn and Adult
    • Describe how Massage Therapy enhances immune function in adults


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    offered as complementary per Board rule
    Expires: 2023-12-31

    AIDS 106

    HIV Facts and Information


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    • Define HIV
    • Outline HIV epidemiology and symptoms
    • Discuss the effects of HIV on health and wellness
    • Review current facts about the HIV and AIDS epidemic both in the U.S. and worldwide


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    offered as complementary per Board rule
    Expires: 2023-12-31

    AIDS 107

    Information for Health Care Workers


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    • Discuss strategies for preventing HIV in the health care workplace
    • Outline universal precautions and additional precautions to prevent transmission of HIV by blood
    • Apply what to do when there has been a possible exposure to HIV infection


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    offered as complementary per Board rule
    Expires: 2023-12-31

    AIDS 108
    HIV and AIDS Update: Caring for A Person With HIV and AIDS

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    • Define and discuss confidentiality laws covering the medical records of HIV/AIDS patients
    • Define and discuss behavioral interventions for HIV/AIDS patients
    • Outline the screening of HIV-infected persons for HIV transmission risk


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    offered as complementary per Board rule
    Expires: 2023-12-31

    AIDS 109

    AIDS: Clinical Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment


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    • Assess the historical characteristics and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
    • Describe how HIV is spread and how it may be prevented
    • Summarize the pathophysiology of HIV infection and AIDS
    • Outline the natural history, diagnosis, and stages of HIV infection
    • Illustrate the current treatment strategies for HIV infection and discuss common opportunistic infections associated with HIV


    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    offered as complementary per Board rule
    Expires: 2023-12-31

    AIDS 110

    HIV and Nutrition


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    • Explain the difference between HIV infection and AIDS
    • Outline the methods of transmission of HIV
    • Explain why early treatment of HIV infection is advantageous
    • Discuss the basic factors in treatment
    • Assess the individual HIV-AIDS patient for nutritional needs
    • Explain the basic nutritional guidelines for the HIV infected patient.
    • Discuss the classification of nutrients and their sources
    • List some tools that may be used to do a nutritional analysis.
    • Recognize AIDS nutritional deficient syndromes and other co morbidities
    • Suggest some food plans/food treatments for nutritional deficiencies caused by the HIV infection or other opportunistic infections.
    • Discuss  the steps to good nutritional counseling
    • Discuss some nutritional problems that may face the HIV patient and list some remedies for these issues.


    Virginia Norris-Schafer, DC, MD

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    offered as complementary per Board rule
    Expires: 2023-12-31

    AIDS 111
    Global Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

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    • Identify the classification methods for the diagnosis of HIV infection
    • Describe the methods of transmission of HIV
    • Explain the global epidemiology of HIV
    • Summarize the origin and evolution of SIV and HIV
    • Outline the crossover of HIV to the human population


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    offered as complementary per Board rule
    Expires: 2023-12-31

    AIDS 112

    Neurological and Cardiovascular Complications of HIV Infection


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    • Describe the principal HIV-associated neurological complications
    • List the clinical features of HIV-associated dementia
    • Summarize the diagnosis and treatment of HIV neuropathy
    • Identify common cardiovascular complications in HIV patients
    • Explain the etiology of HIV-associated cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Expires: 2023-12-31

    AIDS 113
    Immune Response to HIV

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    • Outline the general concepts of the immune response to viral infection
    • Compare and contrast innate immunity versus acquired immunity
    • Describe the role of the CD4 T lymphocyte response in HIV infection
    • Explain why the immune response fails in HIV infection
    • Discuss the potential for vaccines to HIV


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    offered as complementary per Board rule
    Expires: 2023-12-31

    AIDS 115

    HIV AIDS: Principles and Practice


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    • Summarize the biology and transmission of HIV/AIDS
    • Describe the clinical and serological progression of HIV/AIDS
    • Outline the diagnosis and follow up monitoring for HIV/AIDS
    • Produce a synopsis of the medical management of HIV/AIDS
    • Identify the 5 classes of HAART medications and their mechanism of action
    • Recognize the interactions of vitamins and nutrients with the various classes of HIV medications
    • Identify therapies to address constitutional symptoms, medication side effects, and symptoms of immunosuppression
    • List homeopathic and botanicals that have demonstrated effectiveness in treating HIV

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Expires: 2023-12-31

    AIDS 171
    An Overview of HIV/AIDS for Allied Health Professionals

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    • Describe HIV or human immunodeficiency virus and differentiate HIV and AIDS 
    • Describe the 3 stages of HIV/AIDS and describe symptoms associated with each stage 
    • Describe the importance of diagnosis and testing 
    • List 3 ways HIV can be transmitted 
    • Describe how healthcare workers can be exposed to HIV at work and what to do in the event of an exposure


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    offered as complementary per Board rule
    Expires: 2023-12-31