STIs Are Running Rampant—Are You Up to Date on the Latest Guidelines?
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One of the few silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic was a downturn in many communicable diseases—including sexually transmitted infections, which had been spreading at epidemic levels before 2020. Now that the spread of SARS-CoV-2 has slowed considerably, STIs are back with a vengeance.
This is occurring at a time when the United States is poorly prepared to handle more cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and other infections, too, as many of the STI specialty clinics that used to shoulder much of the assessment-and-treatment burden have shut down. Urgent care stands to be the likely go-to option now, given its history of providing quality care in an efficient and convenient manner—and the added benefit of relative anonymity as patients can see someone other than their “regular” doctor.
With recent updates to published treatment guidelines, the question becomes, Are you and your team ready to lead the way?
You can assess your preparedness and glean new insights from an expert in the field when JUCM hosts a webinar entitled Managing STIs in the Urgent Care Setting, led by Glenn Harnett MD, with Josh Russell, MD and Michael Weinstock, MD on Monday, December 5, 2–3 PM, Eastern. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session. JUCM is able to invite you to attend at no charge thanks to the sponsorship of Visby.
In this video, participants will:
- Review applicable CDC Screening Guidelines for common STIs in young females
- Examine the importance of sexual health education for sexually active adolescent girls
- Evaluate effective STI testing methods and sexual health education strategies
- Video recording replay
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
About the Presenters
Dr. Harnett is the Principal for No Resistance Consulting Group, Trustee at UCA Urgent Care Foundation, and on the Editorial Board Member at The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. He has practiced for 20+ years as an emergency medicine and urgent care physician. He is an active researcher and has been a Principal Investigator in dozens of clinical trials (both Sponsor-initiated and Investigator-initiated). He focuses on original research in urgent care medicine.
Dr. Russell is an Emergency and Urgent Care Physician at NorthShore University Health System and serves as Associate Editor for Urgent Care : RAP Podcast and is the editor-and-chief of JUCM.
Dr. Weinstock is Director of Research and Medical Education, Adena Health Systems; Professor of Emergency Medicine Adjunct, Ohio State University Department of Emergency Medicine; Executive Editor, Urgent Care Reviews and Perspectives (UC RAP); Medical Director, Ohio Dominican University Physician Assistant studies program; and Senior Editor, Clinical Content for JUCM.