Decision Support Tools

Sexually Transmitted Infections

About STI Management

Registered Nurses who complete BCCNM certification in Reproductive Health: Sexually Transmitted Infections may diagnose and treat the following sexually transmitted syndromes and infections:
 

STI Certified RNs may provide care for pregnant or breastfeeding clients, as stipulated by the DST.
 

Nursing practice in the assessment and management of STI is based on either a syndrome management or infection specific approach. The spectrum of syndromes and infections covered in the DSTs for certified and non-certified Reproductive Health STI clinical practice are:

Syndromes

  • Mucopurulent cervicitis
  • Urethritis
  • Recurrent Urethritis

Infections

  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Reportable)
  • Chlamydia trachomatis (Reportable)
  • Genital Warts - Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Lower Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)


 

Decision Support Tools for aspects of sexually transmitted diseases that are not considered part of certified practice can be found on the B.C. Centre for Disease Control's website.