STD Case Series to be migrated to the new National STD Curriculum

It is with great excitement that we announce that our STD Case Series is becoming part of the new National STD Curriculum (http://std.uw.edu). The National STD Curriculum is a free educational resource from the UW STD Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington. The National STD Curriculum is currently comprised of STD Modules (former CDC Self Study Modules), the STD Question Bank, and a Bibliography, with future plans to implement case-focused content similar to the STD Case Series.  Free CME credit and free CNE credit are offered throughout the site.
The STD Modules include seven educational activities, each focusing on a specific STD topics. The STD Question Bank features interactive board-review style questions addressing the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of STDs.  Both activities offer free CME and CNE credit.
All content on the National STD Curriculum is based on treatment and management recommendations from the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines.

About Our STD Case Series

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. Continuing education is available free of charge.

The Online STD Case Series is being brought to you by the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The NNPTC is a CDC-funded group of regional centers created in partnership with health departments and universities. The Prevention Training Centers (PTCs) are dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of health professionals in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. The NNPTC provides health professionals with a spectrum of state-of-the-art educational opportunities, including experiential learning with an emphasis on prevention. For more information on the NNPTC or to locate the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center in your region, please visit www.nnptc.org.

After you complete registration, select a case to begin. As you advance through the case, you will be given information about the patient and asked questions relating to the patient's care. After submitting your response, you will be able to review the answer as well as additional information relating to the topic.

Once you finish the case, you will have the opportunity to take a final exam. To receive continuing education, you must take the exam and complete a short evaluation. Please see the Continuing Education Page for more information.

You may complete each case at your own pace. You can stop working in the middle of a case and log on later to continue where you left off. After completing one case, you can log on at any time to complete additional cases.

Learning Objectives and Development Teams

Case 1: Johanne, a 21-year-old college senior complaining of lower quadrant pain and spotting.
CE Origination Date: 07/01/2013
CE Renewal Date: 07/01/2015
CE Expiration Date: 07/01/2017

Case 2: Mark, a 27-year-old man complaining of a genital ulcer.
CE Origination Date: 07/01/2013
CE Renewal Date: 07/01/2015
CE Expiration Date: 07/01/2017

Case 3: Jane, a 15-year-old recently incarcerated young woman complaining of vaginal discharge.
CE Origination Date: 02/22/2013
CE Renewal Date: 02/22/2015
CE Expiration Date: 02/22/2017

Case 4: Melissa, a 20-year-old college student presenting for evaluation of some painless "growths" on her genitals.
CE Origination Date: 02/21/2013
CE Renewal Date: 02/21/2015
CE Expiration Date: 02/21/2017

Case 5: Brian, a 30-year-old man presenting with a 2-3 day history of urethral discharge and moderate-severe dysuria.
CE Origination Date: 02/27/2013
CE Renewal Date: 02/27/2015
CE Expiration Date: 02/27/2017

Case 6: Sam, a 31-year-old man complaining of a painful blister on his penis.
CE Origination Date: 03/01/2013
CE Renewal Date: 03/01/2015
CE Expiration Date: 03/01/2017

Case 7: Neil, an HIV-positive man, presents with a new-onset rash.
CE Origination Date: 03/20/2014
CE Renewal Date: 03/20/2016
CE Expiration Date: 03/20/2018

Case 8: Alyssa, a 17-year-old female presents for sports physical.
CE Origination Date: 02/18/2014
CE Renewal Date: 02/18/2016
CE Expiration Date: 02/18/2018