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STDs and Older Women
The speaker will discuss the prevalence and incidence of STDs and HIV in older women and educational interventions.
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Program Overview
This program will review the increasing prevalence of STDs in the older population. Discussion will include information about how to assess and treat patients with focus on how assessment differs in the older woman. 

Ayasha Stewart, MNSc, WHNP-BC, APN is an Assistant Professor, at the
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing and Director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program and educator in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She is the faculty expert in multidisciplinary simulation education and works collaboratively with the College of Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in creating simulation drills for medical residents, nursing students, and nurses in the hospital. She recently completed pilot study as PI from Tobacco Settlement Funding entitled, Second hand smoke and allelic variances on Codon 98 as risk factors for cervical cancer.  She has two publications; one regarding her literature review on Second hand smoke and cervical cancer, and one on STDs in Older adults. Ayasha Stewart has been actively involved with Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and is collaboratively helping to design an educational activity to train Geriatric Nurse Practitioners about women’s health issues in older women.  She is currently enrolled in the PhD program at the UAMS College of Nursing. 

1. List prevalence and incidence of STDs and HIV in older women
2. Understand the multi-dimentional problem associated with older women and risk for STDs
3. Understand pathophysiologic reasons for increased risk for STDs in this population.
4. Discuss educational interventions with older women to understand perception of risk and demonstrate safe sex measures.
Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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1 Hours, 1 Hours> Non-Accredited

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