C7 Thinking Outside the Powerpoint Box: Experiential Training Approaches From the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC)

Background: Clinical training regarding STDs is of key importance for all medical providers to ensure optimal patient management in accordance with national guidelines. Didactic presentations can efficiently convey information, but do not necessarily result in changes in practice or an increase in skill level. Experiential trainings provide hands-on practice in developing new skills. The NNPTC addresses the STD/HIV educational needs of clinical providers through both didactic and experiential training; however many clinicians are not aware of the array of experiential trainings available.

Purpose: To increase awareness of interactive and experiential training activities for STD clinicians, and to provide a “taste” of skill-building experiences.

Methods (instructional approach): Didactic presentations: Experiential vs didactic trainings, outlining NNPTC experiential courses and components in the following areas: (30 minutes, Coury-Doniger and Hsu) A. Exam skills courses B. Laboratory procedure courses for the STD specialty lab C. Precepting in model STD clinics D. Skills for nurse clinicians using standing order protocols in rural clinic settings E. Interactive web-based courses on STD case management

What happens now: transition to Skills-building stations (10 minutes)

Skill-building stations: Participants will participate in two Skill-building stations, facilitated by faculty: (45 minutes each, with 5 minutes for change in between) A. Performing a qualitative RPR test, and syphilis serology case discussion. Creegan B. Taking a sexual history/risk assessment and using behavior change counseling. Coury-Doniger C. Exam with male and female pelvic models. Harbison and Rompalo D. Managing partners and preventing re-infections. Bachmann

Wednesday, March 10, 2010: 10:30 AM-12:45 PM
International Ballroom A/B/C/D (M2) (Omni Hotel)
10:30 AM
Experiential Vs Didactic Trainings, Outlining NNPTC Experiential Courses and Components
Pat Coury-Doniger, MS, FNP, Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY and Katherine Hsu, MD, MPH, Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center of New England, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Jamaica Plain, MA
10:45 AM
Managing Partners and Preventing Re-Infections
Laura Bachmann, MD, MPH, Infectious Disease Section, WG Hefner Medical Center and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Salisbury, NC and Terry Hogan, BA, MPH, Bayview Medical Campus, Johns Hopkins Univerisity, Baltimore, MD
11:00 AM
Taking a Sexual History/Risk Assessment and Using Behavior Change Counseling
Pat Coury-Doniger, MS, FNP, Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
11:15 AM
Exam with Male and Female Pelvic Models
Anne Rompalo, MD, ScM, School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and Hanne Harbison, RNC, CRNP, MHSPH, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
11:30 AM
Performing a Qualitative RPR Test, and Syphilis Serology Case Discussion
Linda Creegan, MS, FNP, California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, Oakland, CA
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