In the U.S., more people are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) than any other sexually transmitted infection. About 79 million Americans are infected, with 14 million new infections annually. Most sexually active people will become infected during their lifetimes. Vaccinations at an early age, before sexual debut, offer protection from common low- and high-risk types of HPV. This module provides nurses and other members of the healthcare team with information about HPV vaccines to prevent cervical and other cancers, as well as HPV-related diseases.
The goal of this continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about human papillomavirus vaccines to prevent cervical and other cancers, as well as HPV-related diseases. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the manifestations of HPV infection in males and females
- Discuss genital types of HPV infection and their sequelae
- Explain the criteria for administering HPV vaccines
- Discuss education and support resources for patients and parents/guardians about HPV vaccination
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, EMTs/paramedics, health educators, pharmacists and physicians.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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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.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.