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Self-Study STD Modules for Clinicians
        - Gonorrhea

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Gonorrhea Ready-to-Use Module for Clinical Educators

The Self-Study STD Module Gonorrhea is a web-based training course designed to guide clinicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gonococcal infection. This module is based on the STD curriculum developed by the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers.

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         Course Objectives

         Target Audience

         Continuing Education

         Disclosure Statement

         Course Developers

CE Origination Date: July 2, 2014

CE Expiration Date: July 2, 2016

Course Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

1.           Discuss the distribution and frequency of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the U.S.

2.           Describe the pathogenesis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

3.           Describe the clinical manifestations and sequelae/complications of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

4.           Discuss the common laboratory tests used in the diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

5.           List the CDC recommended treatment for Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

6.           Describe patient follow-up and partner management for Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Target Audience

The Self-Study STD Module Gonorrhea is intended for the following clinicians in primary care settings who desire a basic introduction to STD diagnosis and management:
 

         Nurses

         Nurse practitioners

         Nurse-midwives

         Physician assistants

         Physicians
 

Prerequisites: Participants should be practitioners who have successfully completed a training program that included introduction to STD assessment, treatment and prevention.
 

Students completing the Self-Study STD Module Gonorrhea can earn continuing education in one of the following categories:

Continuing Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Continuing Nursing Education (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 1.0 contact hours.

 

Continuing Education Units (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.
 

To obtain continuing education, go to CDC Training and Continuing Education Online (www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline) after completing the content of this module and register for course WB2435 (Self-Study STD ModuleGonorrhea). You will be required to complete a posttest and evaluation in order to obtain the credit or contact hours.

Disclosure Statement
 

CDC, our planners, and our content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturer of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters.

 

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

 

CDC accepts no commercial support.

Course Developers

 

The Self-Study STD Module Gonorrhea is based on the STD curriculum developed by the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers and incorporates recommendations from the 2010 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines and the 2012 CDC Updates for Treating and Managing Gonococcal Infections.

 

The Self-Study STD Module Gonorrhea was developed for the web by:

Marianne Scharbo-DeHaan, CNM, PhD

Medical Education and Evaluation Team

Division of STD Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Subject matter expert reviewer:

Lori Newman, MD

Medical Epidemiologist

Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch

Division of STD Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Subject matter expert update reviewers:

Sarah Kidd, MD, MPH

Medical Epidemiologist

Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch

Division of STD Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Kim Workowski, MD

Lead, STD Guidelines Development

Program Development and Quality Improvement Branch

Division of STD Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Acknowledgements

Roxanne Barrow, MD, MPH

Blanche Collins, PhD, MCHES

Suzanne Haecker, MA

W. Scott Janes, BA

Robert D. Kirkcaldy, MD, MPH

Anne Rompalo, MD, ScM

 

Contact:Email us at STDTraining@cdc.gov

 

Support/Funding:This program was developed solely by CDC.

 

Technical Requirements: This application was designed for use in any major browser on a PC or Apple computer. There are no speed or special software requirements.