The Pelvic Exam: Care of the Adolescent
This presentation is intended as a review of proper procedural techniques associated with the adolescent female pelvic exam and to become familiar with best practices to uses. We will focus on pre-exam preparation, expansion of physical assessment skills, and a review of the most common cervical appearances seen in the primary care setting.
Credits: 1.0 contact hours; 0.0 are pharmacology
After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Details the correct positioning and pre-pelvic exam preparation recommended for a successful examination.
- Recognize common, normal variations in the appearance of the cervix.
- List the proper order of physical examination steps to complete the pelvic exam.
Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Faculty, Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Center of New England
Clinical Instructor, Boston College Connell School of Nursing
Alison Marshall is a board certified, practicing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology with Honors from Boston College in 2000, and her Master’s in Nursing from Yale University in 2005. She is currently matriculating in the PhD program at Boston College, with expected graduation in 2023.
Alison’s nursing practice is based in Massachusetts. Alison has practiced at the South Boston Community Health Center since 2005. She is a full-time Clinical Instructor at the Boston College Connell School of Nursing. Alison is Faculty at The Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Center of New England, a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funded national training organization for practicing providers. She engages in clinical research regarding sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and lectures to practicing clinicians nationally and internationally about the identification, treatment, and prevention of STIs.
Alison lives happily in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and their French bulldog, Jarvis.
Obtain Your Credits
To earn credits for this activity, you must complete all course components in the following order: 1) watch the course presentation video; 2) complete the course evaluation; 3) pass the post-test with a score of 2/3 (66.7%) or higher. You may retake the post-test until a passing score is achieved, at which point you will be able to view/print a copy of your certificate of completion. This online certificate will also be saved within your profile dashboard transcript for future access.
NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 contact hours, of which 0.00 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
In addition to ANCC, NPACE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP8720 and Florida CE Broker #50-1476.
Contributing faculty, Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C, have disclosed no relevant financial relationship.
All planners and contributors involved in this educational activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
The material presented in this continuing education program is being made available for educational purposes only and is not intended to represent the best or only methods, medications and/or guidelines appropriate for the medical situation discussed. Rather the material is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the presenter(s), which may be helpful, or of interest to other practitioners and should not be used by clinicians without the evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. NPACE disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any information given in a presentation.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may mention the uses of products that are not approved by the FDA for the indication(s) being discussed. The presenter(s) are instructed to notify participants when they are discussing unapproved uses or investigational agents. The opinions related to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the presenter(s) and are not endorsed or recommended by NPACE. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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