Sexually Transmitted Infections: Assessment and Treatment

Green Clock Hours: 1.50

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been a serious problem in the U.S., and newly reported cases continue to be high, even throughout the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2022f). Rates for gonorrhea, syphilis, and congenital syphilis are higher than in 2016. However, the CDC suggests that transmission rates should be interpreted cautiously and with the understanding that COVID-19 significantly impacted STI surveillance, screening, and prevention due to a “strained public health infrastructure.” Furthermore, due to the asymptomatic nature of some STIs, it is estimated that a significant number of affected people remain undiagnosed. Therefore, all healthcare providers should be knowledgeable about STIs and provide appropriate education to prevent transmission and manage the infection. 

The goal of this course is to update acute healthcare professionals on evidence-based standards for care of patients with common sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Due to the complexity of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), it will not be discussed in this course. Hepatitis B is also not discussed in this course.



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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been a serious problem in the U.S., and newly reported cases continue to be high, even throughout the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2022f). Rates for gonorrhea, syphilis, and congenital syphilis are higher than in 2016. However, the CDC suggests that transmission rates should be interpreted cautiously and with the understanding that COVID-19 significantly impacted STI surveillance, screening, and prevention due to a “strained public health infrastructure.” Furthermore, due to the asymptomatic nature of some STIs, it is estimated that a significant number of affected people remain undiagnosed. Therefore, all healthcare providers should be knowledgeable about STIs and provide appropriate education to prevent transmission and manage the infection. 

The goal of this course is to update acute healthcare professionals on evidence-based standards for care of patients with common sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Due to the complexity of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), it will not be discussed in this course. Hepatitis B is also not discussed in this course.



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