Target Audience: Physicians, midlevel practitioners (PA, NP), nurses, and other health professionals who see patients with or at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Course Description: This course, an intensive overview of STDs, includes 14 hours of lecture over two days. (Optional clinical training can be scheduled on a case by case basis). Topics presented include: gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, trichomoniasis, PID, genital herpes, HPV, hepatitis B, chancroid, urethritis/cervicitis syndromes, pediculosis/ scabies, HIV/AIDS, prevention strategies / PrEP / EPT, and case studies.
Course Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe clinical features of reportable STDs: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia.
- Understand current STD epidemiological patterns
- Describe clinical features of common bacterial STDs: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia
- Recognize clinical presentations of common viral STDs: genital herpes, HPV
- Demonstrate improved skills in completing STD history and physical exam.
- Discuss clinical characteristics of common vaginal infections: trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis
- Integrate HIV risk assessment into patient care.
- Demonstrate universal precautions during specimen collection.
- Describe current approaches to STD/HIV prevention including pre-exposure prophylaxis and expedited partner therapy.
- Discuss evidence-based strategies for STD treatment, according to CDC’s STD Treatment Guidelines.
The St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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