Chlamydia: The Silent Epidemic - 249-145-17

Chlamydia: The Silent Epidemic

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
(4.6 / 640 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


In 2014, more than 1.4 million cases of Chlamydia trachomatis infection were reported to the CDC, making chlamydia the most commonly reported notifiable disease in the United States. Due to the asymptomatic nature of this infection, it’s estimated that a significant number of infected people remained undiagnosed and were not represented in the statistical data. Many healthcare providers are unfamiliar with the frequency of this infection and its potentially permanent impact on people of reproductive age. This continuing education program will update healthcare professionals’ knowledge about the diagnosis and care of patients with chlamydia.


The goal of this continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals’ knowledge about the care of patients with chlamydia. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Relate the pathophysiology of chlamydia infection to two negative outcomes
  • List four risk factors and three signs and symptoms of chlamydia infection
  • Describe four educational measures that can reduce the risk of recurrent chlamydia infections in patients of reproductive age
Level of Instruction: Basic

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, laboratory professionals, and physicians.
Laboratory professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #249).
249-145-17 "Chlamydia: The Silent Epidemic" is approved 3/06/2017 to 3/31/2019.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 4/7/1997
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/28/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Nelly G - Mansfield, TX  ·  Feb 18, 2019
Great information, easy to understand.
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Janelle T - Winchester, CA  ·  Feb 17, 2019
This course is full of information that is easy to understand and direct.
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Kamila H - TIGARD, OR  ·  Feb 03, 2019
I would rate this course a five it gives alot of information regarding the subject
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PAMELA S - cedar Grove , NC  ·  Feb 01, 2019
hit all the important points
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Christine R - tolleson, AZ  ·  Jan 28, 2019
Great refresher on Chlamydia. Very informative.
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Price: $10.00
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