Continuing Education for Healthcare Providers
In addition to other resources for healthcare providers, ASHA offers free online continuing education activities available for free CE credit. Current offerings include a webinar on improving chlamydia screening rates and two activities addressing genitourinary symptoms of menopause. CE credit is available upon completion.
Improving Chlamydia Screening Rates Through Opt-Out ScreeningAfter completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Identify chlamydia screening guidelines for different populations.
- Compare a risk-based screening strategy to an opt-out approach.
- Describe the benefits and challenges of an opt-out strategy for an adolescent patient population.
- Employ language that normalizes chlamydia screening and makes it a routine part of care.
Improving Adolescent and Young Adult Sexual Health through Routine Screening and Preventive CareAfter completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Recognize the importance of proactively addressing sexuality issues with adolescent and young adult patients.
- Identify STI screening guidelines for adolescent and young adult populations.
- Describe an opt-out strategy for chlamydia and gonorrhea screening in an adolescent patient population.
- Utilize language that normalizes chlamydia screening and makes it a routine part of care.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about TrichomonasAfter completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Choose appropriate diagnostic testing strategies for trichomonas with high sensitivity and specificity (>90%).
- Prescribe treatment for patients with trichomonas and their partners according to the updated 2021 CDC Treatment Guidelines/
- Answer patient questions with concise, comprehensible counseling messages/
- Assess risk factors for trichomonas and determine appropriate patients for screening according to the 2021 CDC guidelines.
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Additional Resources on Opt-Out Chlamydia Screening
A central component of implementing an opt-out screening strategy at your practice normalizing chlamydia testing at your practice. You can reduce missed opportunities for screening by making it part of routine preventive care, using normalizing language to explain the opt-out screening strategy to patients. By emphasizing the practice rather than the patient, you can reassure your patients that testing is routine. The National Chlamydia Coalition website offers printable materials, videos, and links to additional resources on implementing an opt-out screening approach.