Case 8: WB2323 - Alyssa, a 17-year-old female, presents for sports physical.


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


CE Origination Date: 02/18/2014
CE Renewal Date: 02/18/2016
CE Expiration Date: 02/18/2018

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 posttest and evaluation. Continuing education is available free of charge.

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

Objectives
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the signs and complications of the STD.
  2. Explain the prevalence and risk factors of the STD.
  3. Screen patients for the STD according to current guidelines.
  4. Take a complete sexual history.
  5. Differentiate diagnostic tests in terms of sensitivity and usefulness in different clinical situations.
  6. Use the treatment regimens currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  7. Counsel patients about sexual risk reduction, infection and treatment issues.
  8. Discuss the options for partner management.
  9. List strategies to prevent recurrent infection.
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
University of Washington Prevention Training Center
(206) 685-9850
uwptc@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:

Primary Content Reviewer, 2011, 2015
Edward Hook III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Microbiology, and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham

NNPTC would like to acknowledge our past contributors:
Heidi Bauer, MD, MPH, Clinical Instructor, CA STD/HIV PTC, CA DOH STD Control Branch
Linda Creegan, FNP, MS, Clinical Instructor, CA STD/HIV PTC, CA DOH STD Control Branch EXTRA
Gail Bolan, MD, Medical Director, California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
Katy Farber, University of California at Berkeley
Rhonda Kropp, University of California at Berkeley
Teri Anderson, NP, Denver STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
Greg Mehlhaff, Coordinator, HIV PCRS Training, California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
George Rutherford, MD, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF
Cathleen Walsh, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Medi-Cal Managed Care Chlamydia Quality Initiative Subcommittee

Project Management
University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center (formerly the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center)

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. To evaluate this educational activity, receive a certificate/statement of credit, to print-out an on-going transcript of all your TCEOnline CE activities for credits/contact hours, please go to: www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline.

To receive continuing education (CE):
  • Complete the activity;
  • Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline;
  • Pass the posttest at 60% at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline.

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 STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC).  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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 1.2 contact hours. 

CEU
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)
CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC. Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits. For assistance please contact NBPHE at http://www.NBPHE.org.

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, our content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Dr. Edward Hook III and he wishes to disclose:
  • Honoraria received from MedHelp for role of Consultant;
  • Honoraria received from Rib-X Pharmaceutical for role of Consultant;
  • Honoraria received from Cempra for role of Consultant;
  • Grant money to institution received from GlaxoSmithKline for role of Principle Investigator;
  • Grant money to institution received from Becton Dickinson for role of Principle Investigator;
  • Grant money to institution received from Hologic/Gen-Probe for role of Principle Investigator;
  • Grant money to institution received from Roche Molecular for role of Principle Investigator;
  • Grant money to institution received from Cepheid for role of Principle Investigator;
  • Grant money to institution received from Cempra for role of Principle Investigator;
  • Honoraria received from Becton Dickinson for role of Lecturer;
  • Royalties received from McGraw Hill for role of Book Editor;
  • Honoraria received from Becton Dickinson for development of educational presentations;
  • Payment for travel expenses received from Cempra for role of Consultant.
Planning committee 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 with the exception of Dr. Edward Hook III’s discussion on extragential testing for chlamydia infections. He will be discussing that testing for extragenital chlamydial infections, while not FDA cleared, is recommended by CDC.

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.

To evaluate this educational activity, receive a certificate/statement of credit, to print-out an on-going transcript of all your TCEOnline CE activities for credits/contact hours, please go to: www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline.

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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