Case 6: WB2164 - Sam, a 31-year-old man complaining of a painful blister on his penis.


The National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CE Origination Date: 03/01/2013
Updated CE Expiration Date: 03/01/2015

Course Description and Format
This web-based case series is designed for practicing clinicians who diagnose, treat and manage patients with, or at risk for, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The series includes case presentations of common STD-related syndromes with a guided, interactive process to evaluate each case, arrive at a diagnosis and provide recommended treatment. In addition, each case is designed to improve skills in assessing patient risk, communicating risk reduction techniques and managing partners.

Each case should take about one hour to complete. In order to receive credit/contact hours you must complete a post-test and evaluation. Continuing education is available free of charge.

Goal/Purpose
To improve health care providers' ability to recognize, diagnose and treat STD.

Objectives
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the common presenting symptoms of persons with the first clinical episode of the STD.
  2. Describe the epidemiology of the STD in the United States.
  3. Describe differences between the STD and other causes of similiar STDs.
  4. Explain the natural history of the first clinical episode of the STD.
  5. Explain the relationship between HIV and the STD.
  6. List diagnostic testing strategies for the STD.
  7. Explain treatment options for persons with the STD.
  8. Explain how Motivational Interviewing can be used for STD/HIV prevention.

Intended Audience
This online training module is for licensed, practicing health care providers who see patients with or at risk for STD/HIV, including doctors, physician assistants, nurses, advance practice nurses.

Contact Information
Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
(206) 685-9850
seaptc@uw.edu

Location
www.STDCases.org

Prerequisites
This online training module is for licensed, practicing health care providers who see patients with or at risk for STD/HIV, including doctors, physician assistants, nurses, advance practice nurses.

Development Team:

Clinical Content
Clinical content for this case was developed by Corey Casper, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of WA; Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology, University of WA; Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health, University of WA; Faculty Member, Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center.

Risk Reduction Content
Content on risk reduction was developed by Anne Freeman, BA, MSPH, Faculty Associate at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Director, Dallas STD/HIV Prevention Behavioral Intervention Training Center.

Partner Management Content
Content on Partner Management was developed by Tammy Foskey, MA, Assistant Director Prevention Training Center, Part III-Texas, Training Manager, Texas Department of State Health Services.

Primary Content Reviewer, 2011
Anne Rompalo, MD, ScM, Medical Director, Region III STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Project Management
Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, University of Washington

Online Course Design and Programming
Henry Sobel, President, Huge Media, Berkeley, California

Continuing Education
To obtain CE for this course, you must complete the end of course test, course evaluation, and fill out a CE request form. All three of these will be provided at the end of the course.

For CME activities with joint sponsors
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The National Network of Prevention Training Centers.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring web-based educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.1 contact hours.

CEU
The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.  The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.

Disclosure Statements
In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, and our content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.

Support/ Funding
This project is fully funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Accessing Activity
You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.  Click on the "next" button below to begin activity.

Hardware/ Software/ Materials
You need a computer with internet connection. Your browser must be Internet Explorer 6.0 (or later), or Firefox 3.0.8 (or later).

Fees
No fees are charged for CDC's CE activities.



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