Examination and Interpretation of Wet Preparations of Vaginal Specimens
San Francisco, CA
A three-hour course beginning with a fifteen-minute didactic presentation on applicable issues of CLIA regulation, quality control, and infection control. This will be followed by fifteen minutes on interpretation of VWM and application to diagnosis of vaginitis, utilizing lecture, PowerPoint presentation, and group discussion. The remaining two and one-half hours consists of experiential training, including laboratory practicum on examination of saline and KOH vaginal wet mounts (VWM). During this portion of the training, participants will have an opportunity for group discussion, explanation and demonstration, as well as practice and return demonstration.
3 CME credits: $15; Nursing Contact Hours: Free
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Institute for Medical Quality and the California Medical Association’s CME Accreditation Standards (IMQ/CMA) through the Joint Sponsorship of Cardea Services, Inc. and the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. Cardea Services is accredited by IMQ/CMA for issuing AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for physicians. Cardea Services designates Examination & Interpretation of Wet Preparation of Vaginal Specimens for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. The California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 14547 for 3.6 contact hours for Examination & Interpretation of Wet Preparation of Vaginal Specimens.