Chlamydia: The Silent Epidemic - CMEZ145

Chlamydia: The Silent Epidemic

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Michael G Danis, BSN, RN, CCRN
(4.6 / 93 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


In 2017, more than 1.7 million cases of Chlamydia trachomatis infection were reported to the Centers for Disease Control, making chlamydia the most commonly reported notifiable disease in the United States. Due to the asymptomatic nature of this infection, it was estimated that a significant number of undiagnosed people 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. Demographic findings can guide healthcare practitioners in screening and detecting chlamydia. For example, the highest incidence of this infection occurs in young adults from ethnic minorities. One of the most important roles clinicians can play is in primary prevention, before risky sexual practices take place. This continuing education program updates 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:
  • Explain how the pathophysiology of chlamydia infection causes 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.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, laboratory professionals, and physicians.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 3/7/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/2/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/2/2022

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

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Janet F - Slippery Rock, PA  ·  May 01, 2020
good review of a common problem
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Beverly C - Calabasas, CA  ·  Apr 03, 2020
Information was easily understood
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Jan B - Orlando, FL  ·  Jan 26, 2020
Very helpful review of diagnosis and treatment of clamydia
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Angela D. D - Auburn , GA  ·  Jan 02, 2020
increased my knowledge of the prevalence of chlamydia in the US
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Mary L - THE VILLAGES, FL  ·  Dec 23, 2019
excellent summary of the topic; had no idea it had increased in incidence to such an extent.
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Price: $15.00
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