Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Per Sexually Transmitted Disease Program Nursing Unit
Priority I – On Day of Report:
Child under 14 years with syphilis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and PID (suspect child sexual abuse).
Newborn with gonorrhea/Chlamydia conjunctivitis.
Priority II – Within 24 Hours of Report: none
Priority III – Within 2 Days of Report: none
Priority IV – Within 3 Days of Report:
Pregnant/postpartum (up to six weeks) women with syphilis, Chlamydia, or gonorrhea.
Pregnant women with pelvic inflammatory disease or HIV.
Infants whose mothers were diagnosed with Chlamydia or gonorrhea at delivery.
Mothers whose infants were diagnosed with Chlamydia or gonorrhea.
Infants with suspected congenital syphilis in need of evaluation and treatment
Priority V – Within 7 Days of Report:
1. Interview record for investigation/referral of partners for syphilis, gonorrhea or Chlamydia.
Consult with Sexually Transmitted Disease Procedure Manual, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STD Treatment Guidelines for additional information prior to action. Determine the priority for follow up of any disease or condition not listed here in consultation with PHN supervision with advice from the STD Clinician, Area Medical Director, and the STD Program Nursing Unit.
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