Core Training Programs: STD Clinical Training
STD Clinical Training
STD clinical training courses provide up-to-date information to public and private clinicians who diagnose, treat, and manage patients with STDs. Most courses devote 50 percent of class time to clinical and laboratory experience under the guidance of a qualified preceptor. Standard clinical training courses are 1- to 5-days in length, but PTCs also offer clinical training courses in the following formats:
- 1 to 2 hour "Grand Rounds"
- Audio Conferences
- Video Conferences
- Web Seminars
- Pod Casts
- Home Study
- On-site Courses (upon request)
Centers offering STD Clinical Training:
- Alabama/North Carolina PTC
- California PTC
- Denver PTC
- PTC of New England
- Region II PTC
- Region III PTC
- Seattle PTC
- St. Louis PTC
This 5-day introductory clinical training course for clinicians working in STD or other primary care clinics encompasses up-to-the-minute information about priority and prevalent STDs. The course includes diagnosis, treatment, and management of STDs; clinic protocols and medical record format; clinic how-to; performance standards for clinician-patient interactions; sexual history-taking and physical examinations; universal precautions; STAT testing procedures for point-of-service laboratories; clinical quality assurance; and an overview of disease intervention techniques. The course includes lectures and case studies, and 50% of on-site time is devoted to clinical and laboratory experience. The length of the course is 5 days, but a shorter 3-day version, the Part-time STD Intensive, also is available.
This course is targeted to personnel who perform STAT testing procedures in a point-of-service laboratory that supports STD clinical services. The course of study depends on current disease prevalence, and it may include procedures for bright-field and dark-field microscopy; endocervical and urethral specimen slide preparation; presumptive culture identification; rapid tests and an overview of current testing developments; laboratory records and protocols; and laboratory quality assurance. The course is based on a lecture format, but it devotes a minimum of 50 percent of class time to laboratory experience. The course length varies from 1/2 day to 3 days.
STD Update for Clinicians
This is a 1 to 2 day overview of current STD medical practices. The course may be tailored to meet specific needs relative to current disease prevalence and medical developments. To accommodate large audiences, a lecture format is utilized, along with limited case study presentations. In some locations, the STD Update may also be paired with an optional 2-day clinical practicum.
This is a I- to 2-day overview of current HIV/AIDS medical developments. To accommodate large audiences, a lecture format is utilized, along with a limited number of case study presentations.
Ask, Screen, Intervene: Incorporating HIV Prevention Into the Medical Care of Persons Living with HIV
In concert with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Disease Society of America, this modular course is designed for care providers of persons with HIV and promotes the use of the clinical encounter for the prevention of HIV transmission. The full course can be provided as a single half-day session or as four discrete sessions, each lasting approximately one hour.
Core Curricular Outlines for Clinical Training Courses
Please note: CDC released updated STD Treatment Guidelines in December 2010. These core curriculum modules have not yet been updated to reflect changes as recommended in the 2010 Guidelines document. In particular, significant changes regarding treatment of gonorrhea infections have been made, Please consulty the 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines at www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/
- Learning Objectives
- Behavioral Counseling -NEW
- Clinical Approach to the STD Patient -NEW
- Chancroid -NEW
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Additional Course OfferingsNOTE: Contact the individual training centers for specifics about their additional course offerings
- Advanced STD Clinical Training
- Bacterial STD
- Darkfield Microscopy
- Emerging Trends in STD
- Genital Dermatology
- HIV: Acute Presentation and Natural History
- Laboratory Methods for Clinicians
- Legal Issues in STD Control
- Sex, Drugs & STD
- STD Intensive Adolescent
- STD and Community Health Workers
- STD Examination Skills
- Two-week STD Comprehensive
- Viral STD
- Wet Prep Workshop
Many PTCs have expert faculty who are available to provide STD presentations at local, regional, and national conferences for health care providers. Please contact the individual training centers for more information.