This course has been developed to provide primary health care nurses and midwives with an understanding of the most common sexually transmissible infections (STIs) – chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis A and blood borne viruses (BBVs) – hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.
This course aims to provide primary health care nurses with information on:
- National epidemiology and strategies and translating this to practice
- Priority populations for STI and BBV screening and testing
- STIs – specifically chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and hepatitis A
- BBVs – specifically HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and
- Contact Tracing
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the relevance of epidemiology to clinical practice and where to locate local data
- Describe the clinical presentation of common STIs and BBVs
- Discuss the importance of discussing sexual health in your clinical practice
- Identify patients for STI and BBV screening
- Promote and provide STI and BBV testing within your practice
- State where to get help if required.
Contact: Please email [email protected] if you require assistance or have a clinical question you would like to raise with a medical educator.
Target audience: Primary health care nurses and midwives
CPD: This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 2 CPD hours.
This activity is endorsed by ACM.
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Last updated: 2022