std/hiv
National On-Line Courses

Infectious Diseases Prevention and Care Services Workforce Development Calendar 2012
Clinical Trainings Patient Examination Techniques
Basic STIs for Healthcare Professionals

Laboratory Methods
Updates
Planning and Evaluating for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs


Registration and Information
Faculty
Training Courses
Training Sites
Accreditation

2012-2013 STD COURSES SCHEDULE
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Intensive
April 16-20, 2012 (Philadelphia)
May 7-11, 2012 (Baltimore)
July 23-27, 2012 (Baltimore)
October 22 – 26, 2012 (Norfolk)
January 21– 25, 2013 (Springfield, VA)
February 2013 (3 day Intensive in Atlanta, GA)


Laboratory
December 5, 2012 (Brightfield- Baltimore)
December 6, 2012 (Darkfield from 1-5pm)
December 13, 2012 (Darkfield from 1-5pm)

HIV Prevention Counseling

October 9-12, 2012 (Baltimore)*
* Locations may vary in the city

ASI
January 2012 -ASI Modules - 1-4 (Atlanta)

Updates
June 7, 2012 (Maryland)
May 3, 2012 (Northern VA -STD/FP/HIV/Addictions)
October 2012 (Southern VA -STD/FP/HIV/Addictions)


Registration Fees 4/1/12-3/31/13

Intensive Course  .....................................................................  $250.00

Part-time STD Intensive Course  ................................................  $100.00

Brightfield Microscopy Course .....................................................   $90.00

Darkfield Microscopy Course ........................................................  $90.00

Basic STIs for Community Health Professionals...........................   $150.00

Patient Examination Course  ......................................................  $155.00

Male Examination Course ............................................................  $70.00

Planning and Evaluating for Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Programs ................................................................................................  $200.00

HIV Prevention Counseling .......................................................  $100.00*

*Special rate for CDC- funded sites ............................................... $25.00

STI/HIV Updates ........................................................................... varies


       
   

Clinical Trainings

• Two introductory programs: Intensive and Part-time Intensive
• Lecture, case studies and clinical experience
• Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, nurse clinicians
• STD, Family Planning, and other Primary Care clinics in both public and private settings, Trauma Centers, Acute Care clinics
• 50% of class time clinical and laboratory experience
• Registration limited to 10 full-time participants Intensive
• One week course
• Emphasis on reportable and selected prevalent STIs and associated syndromes Part-time Intensive
• Three-day course with home study
• Emphasis on reportable and selected prevalent STIs and associated syndromes
• Brightfield laboratory training recommended

Objectives

• Identify the components of a good STD physical assessment/examination for female patients
• Identify the components of a good STD physical assessment/examination for male patients
• Perform a proper STD physical assessment/examination for female patients in the clinic setting under the supervision of a licensed clinician/preceptor
• Perform a proper STD physical assessment/examination for male patients in the clinic setting under the supervision of a licensed clinician/preceptor
• Describe the procedure for obtaining specimens from female patients
• Describe the procedure for obtaining specimens from male patients
• Identify the sites from which specimens should be obtained
• Demonstrate proper technique when obtaining specimens from female patients
• Demonstrate proper technique when obtaining specimens from male patients
• Demonstrate basic skill in use of the Brightfield microscope
• Identify the conditions most commonly seen in the STD Clinic
• Recognize the conditions commonly included in the differential diagnosis of STIs, which can cause skin disorders
• Recognize the lesions commonly included in the differential diagnosis of STIs, which can cause skin disorders
• Discuss the epidemiology of HIV Disease
• Discuss the CDC recommendations for the testing of persons for the presence of HIV
• Discuss methods for managing a patient presenting to a reproductive health setting infected with or at risk for an STI
• Discuss appropriate treatment modalities for common STIs
• Identify components of an STD clinic
• Identify components in using surveillance data (from morbidity reports, clinic logs and medical records) for quality assurance and program planning
• Describe the role of the disease intervention specialist (DIS) in STI control
• Demonstrate the skills necessary to determine the best course of action for managing a patient presenting to the STD clinic

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Patient Examination Techniques

• One day introductory course
• Lecture and clinical experience
• Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, nurse clinicians, clinical students
• All primary care settings
• 70% of class time clinical experience
• Emphasis on skills for STD reproductive exams
• Registration is limited to 10 participants

Objectives
• Perform an STI physical assessment/examination for female patients
• Perform an STI physical assessment/examination for male patients
• List the equipment necessary to perform a routine STI physical assessment examination
• Identify the sites from which specimens should be obtained
• Identify why specimens should be obtained
• List the laboratory tests which are recommended for screening all patients at-risk for STIs
• Describe one skill for effective patient/provider communication to get a complete sexual history
• Describe one skill for effective patient/provider communication to assess risk for STIs and other reproductive health problems

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Basic STIs for Healthcare Professionals

• Three day introductory course
• Lecture and class participation
• All health care providers
• All primary care clinics, substance abuse centers, adolescent centers, needle exchange and other prevention outreach programs
• 50% of class time class participation
• Emphasis on sexual risk-taking behaviors
• Registration is limited to 15 participants

Objectives
• Describe the organs of the reproductive anatomy affected by STI
• Identify the agents which cause the most STIs
• Define the differences between bacterial and viral STIs
• List two important points to cover when counseling about birth control and STI prevention
• Recognize the differences between men/women, which put women at greater risk for long-term sequelae of STI
• Describe some methods which protect the patient's privacy while complying with State reporting regulations
• Discuss behaviors, which put individuals at risk for STIs
• Describe issues that impact community outreach activities

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Laboratory Methods

• Two programs
• One-day skill building course
• Lecture and practicum
• Laboratory technicians, physicians, nurse midwives, nurse clinicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants; disease intervention specialists, other clinical personnel
• STD, Family Planning, other Primary Care clinics employing a Point of Service Support Laboratory
• Emphasis on specimen collection, preparation and identification
• Registration limited to 10 participants

Brightfield Microscopy
• 90% of class time laboratory experience

Darkfield Mircroscopy
• 80% of class time laboratory experience

Brightfield Objectives
• Identify the major components of the Brightfield microscope
• Demonstrate proper techniques in the care and use of the Brightfield microscope
• Describe the recommended laboratory procedures for the collection of genital specimens
• Demonstrate proper procedures for specimen preparation
• Identify trichomonads in saline solution
• Identify clue cells in saline solution
• Identify candida in KOH solution

Darkfield Objectives
• Demonstrate proper techniques in the care of the microscope
• Demonstrate the proper techniques in using the Darkfield microscope
• Discuss methods for specimen collection
• Identify T. pallidum
• Identify borrelia and other spirochetal organisms

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Updates

• Two programs
• One to three day course
• Lecture and discussion
• All health care providers
• All health care settings
• Registration limited to training facility capacity

STD Updates
• Emphasis on current STI management and research

STD/HIV Update
• Emphasis on current medical management and research, STD/HIV interaction, other clinical and behavioral considerations

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Planning and Evaluating for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs

• One week introductory course
• Lecture, class participation and practicum
• Managers, program planners, administrators
• Community-based organizations, public health departments, private health education outreach
• 40% of class time development of work plan
• Emphasis on problem identification and resolution
• Registration is limited to 12 participants

Objectives
• Identify a problem
• Communicate a problem
• Substantiate a problem
• Develop appropriate objectives
• Develop a work plan
• Evaluate a program
• Write a budget

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    Lodging Hotel accommodations at government rates are available. Please contact the PTC registrar for additional information. Class fees, lodging and other expenses are the responsibility of the participant or agency sponsor. Back to top    
       
     
   

Registration and Information

Contact: Jeanne Hoover, Coordinator
Region III STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
1515 W. North Avenue, 2rd Floor,
Baltimore, MD, 21217
Phone: 410-396-0176
Voice:410-545-1547
Fax:  410-396-7897
Jeanne.Hoover@baltimorecity.gov

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Faculty

Primary faculty is from Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions, the Baltimore City Health Department, and the Maryland State Laboratory. Additional faculty are recruited from the University of Maryland, the MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, the Philadelphia Department of Health, the Delaware Division of Public Health, other region-wide university systems, and private training consultants.

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Training Courses

In some cases the PTC will design specialized training programs, which meet emerging needs. Additionally, the National PTC Network is producing nationwide teleconferences. These teleconferences will address topics in STD medical management, prevention, diagnostics and treatment. The PTCs also arrange clinical experience in selected clinic sites for students in clinical training.

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Training Sites

Druid Disease Control Center
1515 W. North Avenue, 2nd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

Eastern STD Clinic
620 N. Caroline Street, 1st Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Philadelphia STD Clinic
District One Building
500 South Broad Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146

Delaware Division of Public Health
HIV/STD HCV Program
417 Federal Street
Dover, Delaware 19901

Virginia Department of Health
Division of STD/HIV
109 Governor Street, 3rd Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

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Accreditation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102

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The Region III STD/HIV Prevention Training Center in Baltimore, Maryland offers STD Clinical training to states and cities throughout

the Mid-Atlantic Region: Baltimore, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Virginia, West Virginia.

baltimore city health department
hopkins medicine

1515 W. North Avenue, 2rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21217, Email


 National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (PTCs)

The National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (PTCs) is a CDC-funded group of regional centers created in partnership with health departments and universities. The PTCs are dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of health professionals in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. The National Network provides health professionals with a spectrum of state-of-the-art educational opportunities, including experiential learning with an emphasis on prevention.