Sexually Transmitted Infection and Disease Assessment

Sexually Transmitted Infection and Disease Assessment

For Health Care Providers and First Responders

Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, CRNP, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS, DF-AFN, FAAN, Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, DF-AFN, Stacey Mitchell, DNP, MBA, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN, FAAN, Rachell A. Ekroos, PhD, APRN-BC, AFN-BC, FAAN, Melanie Gibbons Hallman, DNP, CRNP, CEN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, ENP-C, TCRN, FAEN


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260 pages, 144 images, 32 contributors
The Sexually Transmitted Infection and Disease Assessment workbook is a self-directed assessment for medical professionals to learn, apply, and demonstrate competency in the evaluation for sexually transmitted infections and diseases.
Readers will have the opportunity to assess case histories and accompanying full-color photographs for reference. Each case history includes a series of evaluation exercises designed to refine and reinforce readers’ skills in sexually transmitted infection identification, treatment recommendation, and follow-up care.


Patricia Speck is an internationally recognized family nurse practitioner who specializes in public health and forensic nursing. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing and later completed her doctoral dissertation on sexual assault program evaluation|||Diana Faugno, a Minnesota native, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing-University of North Dakota and a Master of Science in Nursing-University of Phoenix. Ms. Faugno is a Board Director for End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) and a member of the Board of Directors for the California American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She is a retired-fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Science and a distinguished fellow in the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Currently, she is the nurse examiner at the Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center and a nurse examiner for Eisenhower Medical Center’s SART team. Her professional experience includes nursing in the Medical/Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care departments.|||Stacey Mitchell is a clinical associate professor at Texas A&M University College of Nursing. Formerly, she served as the Administrative Director for Risk Management and Patient Safety and Forensic Nursing Services at Harris Health System in Houston, Texas. Stacey Mitchell is a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing. In 2017, Stacey Mitchell was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is also a member and former president of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Stacey Mitchell is a frequent invited speaker at both domestic and international nursing conferences and training seminars, and she is regularly called upon to provide expert testimony regarding forensic nursing, sexual assault, child abuse, child sexual abuse, and trauma.|||Rachell Ekroos, a board certified family nurse practitioner, specializes in forensic nursing and serves populations affected by violence. As a recognized expert in sexual violence across the lifespan, she has provided more than 1,500 medical forensic evaluations for patients and completed more than 5,000 peer reviews. In addition to her clinical practice, she provides case consultation and educational services for forensic and general health care providers, members of interdisciplinary response teams, task forces, and advisory committees. Through her service as a medical volunteer with an international organization, Rachell Ekroos provides medical evaluations for victims of torture seeking asylum in the United States.|||Melanie Gibbons Hallman is an assistant professor of graduate studies and co-coordinator of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner Subspecialty at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. Her career in prehospital and hospital emergency services spans more than 40 years, including serving as a nurse practitioner in emergency services and family practice settings since 1995. Dr. Hallman deeply appreciates the important foundation and timely guidance that quality evidence-based clinical references grant to informed advanced practice nursing provision and routinely contributes to these scholarly products.