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STI and Blood Borne Viruses
This course has been developed to provide primary health care nurses with an understanding of the most common sexually transmissible infections (STIs) - chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis A and blood borne viruses (BBVs) - hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.
For your optimal learning experience this course has been divided into the following sections:
- National epidemiology and strategies and translating this to practice
- Priority populations for STI and BBV screening and testing
- STI – specifically chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and hepatitis A, and
- BBV – specifically HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
2 hours / 2 CPD hours
Cost: $77 inc GST / APNA Members FREE
About the Author
The module was last updated in 2019.
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the relevance of epidemiology to clinical practice and where to locate local data
- Describe the clinical presentation of common STIs and BBVs
- Begin to feel confident discussing sexual health in your clinical practice
- Identify patients for STI and BBV screening
- Promote and provide STI and BBV testing within your practice, and
- State where to get help if required.
Suitable for nurses working in primary health care including general practice.
What you’ll get
At the completion of the course you will be presented with a brief online assessment that will test your underpinning knowledge.
To fully complete the course and claim your full CPD hours, we recommend you also complete the corresponding survey at the end. It only takes a few minutes to complete.
Once you have completed all sections of the course, a certificate will be available next to the course name in the ‘My Training’ section of APNA Online Learning.