South Eastern Sydney LHD Mini Audit – Increasing syphilis screening in your practice

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Course Overview

Syphilis management is a crucial component of general practice due to the increasing incidence of this infection in Australia. Additionally, the prevention of congenital syphilis, which occurs when syphilis is transmitted from a pregnant person to their baby, is of paramount importance. Effective management of syphilis involves timely diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and diligent follow-up to prevent complications, further transmission, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.  

General practitioners (GPs) are often the first point of contact for patients with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), making their role vital in the early detection and management of syphilis.

A clinical audit allows GPs to systematically review their clinical performance against best-practice guidelines.  This auditing activity will support GPs in South Eastern Sydney to increase syphilis screening and effectively and comprehensively manage a syphilis case.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Increase confidence in managing a diagnosis of syphilis    
  1. Demonstrate how to accurately record sexual history relating to a Syphilis diagnosis   
  1. Examine processes for identification, recall and management of patients with Syphilis.  

Accreditation

This course has been approved as a CPD activity by RACGP for the 2023-2025 triennium.  Educational Activities: 1 hour. Measuring outcomes: 11 hours  

Contact

Please email sexualhealth@ashm.org.au if you require assistance  

Funders

This activity is funded by South Eastern Sydney Local District. 

This activity was developed in collaboration with South Eastern Sydney Local District and Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network.  

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