STDs Overview and in Homeless Settings

$6.00 | CEU Hours:2.00 | Beginning

*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.

CEU Course Description

This CE course provides insight for health care professionals on understanding and treating common STDs among those experiencing homelessness.  Included in the topics of focus: 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 what the CDC urges health care providers to consider in the context of local disease prevalence.

2.  Enumerate which high-risk groups clinicians should screen for gonorrheal infections.

3.  Investigate which populations are at the greatest risk for STDs.

4.  Examine the assumptions that should be made by the health care professional in order to practice trauma-informed care.

5.  Identify the factors that are associated with an increased likelihood of HIV testing.

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