Enhancing Provider Counseling Skills for Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy Implementation

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Jessica Saint-Paul, PA, Medical Specialist, Essential Access Health
Erin Crowley, MPH, Sexual + Reproductive Health Program Manager, Essential Access Health

What will you learn?

Patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with a treatable sexually transmitted disease without the health care provider first examining the partner. This live webinar will focus on enhancing provider knowledge, skills, and comfort in effectively counseling patients testing positive for chlamydia and gonorrhea about PDPT. Participants will receive a brief overview of PDPT as well as detailed information on counseling approaches, and case studies to support health center staff with implementation. The session will also highlight Essential Access Health’s newly developed resource, Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy: A Counseling Guide for Providers.

After this session participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of partner management
  • Determine when PDPT is an appropriate partner management option for the patient
  • Describe key messages to highlight when counseling patients about PDPT
  • Identify resources to support PDPT implementation and patient-provider communication

Who should attend?

  • Clinicians
  • Nurses
  • Clinic + Health Center Managers
  • Health Educators
  • Medical Assistants

Continuing Education

Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #CEP 12241, for 1.2 contact hours.

Health Educators (CHES®):
Essential Access Health, provider #98021, is designated as a provider of Category 1 continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Health Educators attending this program may report up to 1.0 entry-level contact hours.

Certified in Public Health (CPH):
This event was sponsored by Essential Access Health, an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners for 1.0 credit.

Essential Access Health is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Essential Access Health designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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