LIVE: Woman's Health Series: Chlamydia

December 2, 2020

UPMC Health Plan recognizes that there are many provider barriers that exist with chlamydia screening.  Sharing best practices and implementing these strategies into office workflows can help reduce barriers experienced by the providers.  Reviewing screening options that can be adapted to office workflows without needing special equipment or skills can be easily implemented.

Chlamydia rates in the United States have been trending upwards in both men and women.  Regional chlamydia screening rates are below the established target thresholds.  Understanding the health consequences of chlamydial infections and how to have the conversation with teens and parents can help providers feel more confident in offering chlamydia screenings to all patients.

Target Audience

Nurse 
Nurse Practitioner 
Physician 
Physician Assistant
 

Learning Objectives

Identify the local epidemiology of chlamydial infections

Describe the health consequences of chlamydial infections in women and men

Indicate which patients should be screened for chlamydia

Review strategies to overcome barriers to chlamydia screening

Identify best practice to improve chlamydia screening

Evaluate the current regional chlamydia screening trends

Review the regional chlamydia urine screening pilot

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/01/2020
Course expires: 
02/02/2021
Event starts: 
12/02/2020 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
12/02/2020 - 5:00pm

UPMC Health Plan recognizes that there are many provider barriers that exist with chlamydia screening.  Sharing best practices and implementing these strategies into office workflows can help reduce barriers experienced by the providers.  Reviewing screening options that can be adapted to office workflows without needing special equipment or skills can be easily implemented.

Chlamydia rates in the United States have been trending upwards in both men and women.  Regional chlamydia screening rates are below the established target thresholds.  Understanding the health consequences of chlamydial infections and how to have the conversation with teens and parents can help providers feel more confident in offering chlamydia screenings to all patients.

UPMC Health Plan
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Harold C. Wiesenfeld, MD

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this [replace with applicable format: live, enduring or blended] activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
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