BROADCAST: Caring for Women: Managing and Preventing Cervicitis and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
was held on Wednesday, October 7, 1998
A Live, Interactive Satellite Broadcast
Produced by the Boston STD/HIV Prevention Training Center of New
England in collaboration with the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training
Center and Jointly Sponsored for CME by the Unviersity of
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Mucopurulent cervicitis (MPC) is frequently encountered in diverse clinical settings, and may be predictive of the presence of STD pathogens which can cause upper genital tract infections. Acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) occurs in about 1 million women annually in the United States with costs exceeding $ 4.2 billion. Following a single episode of PID, approximately 25% of women will develop sequelae which include ectopic pregnancy, infertility and chronic pelvic pain.
Practitioners face many challenges when managing these clinical syndromes: what are the diagnostic criteria, which laboratory test for the detection of STD pathogens should we use, how can we prevent sequelae, who should we screen ? How common is silent PID ? We will address these issues during our program, and more.
AnneKathryn Goodman, MD
Assistant Director, Gynecologic Oncology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Sylvie Ratelle, MD, MPH (moderator)
Director, STD/HIV Prevention Training Center of New England
Division of STD Prevention, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health, Boston, MA
Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Peter A. Rice, MD
Professor and Chief, Department of Infectious Diseases
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center
Delia Scholes, PhD
Director, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Walter E. Stamm, MD
Professor and Head, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
University of Washington School of Medicine
Richard L. Sweet, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee-Womens Hospital
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM
Describe the etiology, diagnosis and management of mucopurulent cervicitis (MPC)
Choose the appropriate laboratory work-up, treatment and follow-up of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Appraise the role of the new diagnostic technologies for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in the management of MPC and PID
Identify screening strategies recommended for the prevention of MPC and PID
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and registered nurses who provide care for women.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) designates this offering for 2.8 contact hours. The MDPH, DSTDP is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the Massachusetts Nurses Association and may grant continuing education contact hours to RNs. The MNA is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 hours in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physicianís Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours s/he actually spent in the educational activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Cincinnati and the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
These certificates are for physicians, and physician assistants as well as nurses or advanced practice nurses in state/commonwealths that accept CME credit toward continuing education unit for nurses.
This program was endorsed by the following organizations:
American Public Health Association, American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, American Social Health Association, Association of State & Territorial Health Officials, National Association of County & City Health Officials, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Reproductive Health, National Lesbian & Gay Health Association, National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, National Womensí Health Network, North American Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC).
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