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Blog category: Current practice

BCCDC Non-Certified Practice STI Decision Support Tools (DSTs): 2014 review

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The BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) Clinical Prevention Services (CPS) STI Education and Clinical Leadership teams develop and maintain the competencies and evidenced-based nursing DSTs for STI certified and...

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Advice for health professionals: Dealing with a person who is anxious

Anxiety and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) go hand-in-hand.[1,2]  Worry can take many forms and is often related to fears about social stigma.[2,3]  Waiting for the right time to get tested or waiting for results can also...

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Global cefixime shortage

Gonorrhea treatment in BC

In 2012, treatment guidelines for gonorrhea evolved and recommendations for GC treatment in BC now are:

First line treatment
Cefixime 800 mg PO for one dose  AND
...

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Special Feature Series: Trauma Informed Care, Part 6 – Organizational Principles of a Trauma Informed Care Approach

How can organizations incorporate a trauma informed approach?

In 1992, the US Congress directed SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to direct...

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Providing appropriate STI care for transgender and gender-diverse clients

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Transgender people have unique health needs, particularly in regards to sexual health and HIV care. When combined with barriers to care, including fear of disclosure and real or perceived discrimination within social...

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