The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updates guidelines to the prevention, screening, detection and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and the USPSTF recommends screenings for STDs. The purpose of the course is to review current STD screening, assessment and treatment guidelines. This will include STD history-taking, risk factor assessment, physical assessment and the current recommended treatment guidelines. Sexually transmitted infections that will be focused on for screening and assessment will include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, HPV, HIV along with discussions of risk factors for herpes and immunizations for HPV and hepatitis.
At the end of this program participants will be able to:
- Perform a STD history and risk assessment.
- Implement recommended STD screening guidelines.
- Understand current recommendations and guidelines for the prevention, screening, assessment and treatment of STDs
- Provide STD patient education, risk reduction counseling and follow-up for STDs utilizing a client-centered approach.
Advance Practice RNs, and Primary Care Providers