Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are at all time highs, and current STI testing takes too long and is not patient centric. Practices often must treat STIs presumptively while waiting for results, causing overuse of antibiotics resulting in patient morbidity and an increase in antibiotic resistance. Once testing results are available 24-72 hours later, staff must try to contact the patient, prescribe or change treatment, and spend additional time documenting.
Adoption of innovative POC STI testing allows for superior patient care, precise use of antibiotics for treatment, and adds an opportunity to provide counseling and preventive measures. Patients benefit from the right treatment for the right problem, and experience less anxiety and distress. Practices benefit from the speed and accuracy of testing, which results in staff efficiency of care and less time charting, allowing for more patient encounters.
In this video, participants will:
- Review of the current STI epidemic and impact on patient health
- Examine how innovative POC testing can increase efficiency and improved patient care
- Assess how testing accuracy, deployability, and speed can improve your workflow
- Evaluate how POC STI testing can provide clinical, operational, and financial benefits to your practice while increasing both the quality of care and satisfaction of your patients