This course, an intensive overview of STDs, includes 11 hours of lecture over two days. (Pandemic guidelines: optional clinical training can be scheduled on a case by case basis). Topics presented include: gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, vaginal infections, genital herpes, HPV, hepatitis B,, urethritis/cervicitis syndromes, HIV/AIDS, prevention strategies / PrEP / EPT, and case studies.
Target Audience: Healthcare professionals (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, nurses) in public or private practice who examine and treat individuals at risk for STDs/HIV. Applicants may include clinicians who work in family planning, adolescent health, women’s health, primary care, urgent care, or community health centers.
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 landscape
- 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 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.
- Day 1 - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm CT
- Day 2 - 8:00 am - 2:30 pm CT
Live courses are offered at each of our two partner clinics. Due to COVID-19 response measures, all courses will be facilited viturally. We are not offering in-person training at this time.
*please check the course location for individual course offerings prior to registration.
|Jefferson County Department of Health1400 Sixth AvenueBirmingham, Alabama 35233
||Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services1100 East Wendover AvenueGreensboro, North Carolina 27405
Aiesha Gentry 205-975-5505 firstname.lastname@example.org