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Sexually Transmitted Infections: Overview and Treatment

In a press release by the CDC in January 2021, new data estimated that on any given day in 2018, 1 in 5 people in the United States had a sexually transmitted infection (STI). In that same year, another study estimated that there were approximately 67.6 million cases of STIs in the United States, with almost half of those occurring in people 15 to 24 years of age.

STIs are easily preventable with proper education. This course will equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge necessary to educate patients on the transmission, symptoms, and treatment of STIs.

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the 5 nationally notifiable STIs.
  2. Recite the ways of transmission and prevention of STIs.
  3. Explain the importance of practicing safe sex to patients.
  4. Identify the complications of untreated STIs and the conditions they can cause/progress to.
  5. State the fluids that can transmit HIV.
  6. State the tests that may be used to diagnose PID.


Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Prevalence
  • Cost to the healthcare system
  • Nationally notifiable diseases
Chapter 2: Transmission and Prevention
  • Special populations
  • Resources for healthcare professionals
Chapter 3: Types of STIs, Symptoms, Testing, and Treatments
  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
  • Chlamydia
    • Nationally notifiable
  • Gonorrhea
    • Nationally notifiable
  • Genital Herpes
  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
    • Nationally notifiable
    • Nationally notifiable
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Syphilis
    • Nationally notifiable
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Pubic “Crab” Lice and Scabies
Chapter 4: Resources

Chapter 5: Implicit Bias Mandate

Price: $18.00

Contact Hours: 1.5

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Course Author

Kendall Moore

Kendall is a 2022 Magna Cum Laude graduate from Tyler Junior College with an Associates Degree in Nursing. She has a huge passion for all things nutrition and hormone health, is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and is enrolled in Pacific College's RN-to-BSN in Holistic Nursing program. Upon graduation, Kendall intends to begin a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program!

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