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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Overview in Homeless Settings

Course #: 09-422

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) refer to a variety of clinical syndromes caused by over 25 pathogens that can be acquired and transmitted through sexual contact.  This CEU course provides insight for nurses on understanding and treating common STDs among those experiencing homelessness.  Of particular focus is an overview of the common sexually transmitted pathogens and the diseases they cause; populations at disproportionate risk; sex workers and survival sex; partner management; and risk factors, predictors of testing, and promising testing strategies for HIV/AIDS.

 CEU Course Objectives

  1. Discuss key interviewing techniques that nurses can use with patients.
  2. Investigate the health consequences of untreated STDs that nurses should be aware of.
  3. Examine the CDC's recommendations for screening and treating common STDs.
  4. Elucidate why doxycycline may not be an optimal choice for those experiencing homelessness.

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