FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2017
National STD Curriculum Launched
Training Website Developed in Response to Increasing STD Rates
Seattle, WA: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016—the highest number ever. In response to the growing need for well-trained healthcare providers, the University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center has developed the National STD Curriculum website.
“STDs aren’t going away, so we need to ensure that healthcare providers are armed with the information they need to diagnose and manage infections effectively and consistent with the CDC STD Treatment Guidelines,” says Dr. David Spach, Professor of Medicine in the University of Washington Division of Infectious Diseases, who led the development of the website. The site addresses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and prevention of STDs.
The National STD Curriculum is free, up-to-date, and integrates the most recent CDC STD Treatment Guidelines. Features include:
- Seven Self-Study Modules
- Twelve Question Bank topics with 100+ interactive board-review style questions
- Modular learning in any order with an individual progress tracker
- Group registration and tracking for staff, students, and healthcare organizations
- Free continuing education credits (CME and CNE)
About the National STD Curriculum: Funded by a grant from the CDC and developed by the University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington, this website replaces the former CDC STD Self Study Modules for Clinicians. The website is intended for all healthcare professionals with an interest in STD diagnosis and management.