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Fast Facts About Sexually Transmitted Infections

The BNI is happy to announce the release from one of our faculty. Nurses and advanced practice nurses looking to deliver effective and compassionate care to patients with STIs can now benefit from a book providing practical and accessible guidance. Fast Facts about Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Nurses Guide to Expert Patient Care is the first of its kind, focusing on infections that are growing to be a big health problem the world over. With this book, nurses will be able to identify infections early, offer effective treatment and prevention methods as well as give counseling, and implement behavioral interventions in the care process.

According to the author, Meredith Scannell, the guide gives a comprehensive review of sexually transmitted infections, covering the epidemiology, signs and symptoms, long term sequelae, disease transmission, diagnosis, and the recommended treatment regimes. The book specifically focuses on nursing interventions, including understanding patient history, a holistic consideration of lifestyle, a linkage to population considerations, and patient education and counseling.

Among the key features of the guide is the provision of expert guidance, from a nursing practitioner who is accomplished in the areas of forensic nursing and nurse-midwifery. The book addresses the most common sexually transmitted infections, aiming at facilitating accurate differential diagnosis and management. The author says that the guide will help nursing practitioners to provide individualized and culturally sensitive care, as it has thoroughly considered the needs of special populations and comprehensively covered the topic. To encourage the maximization of positive public health outcomes, the guide offers evidence-based patient information, prevention, and counseling guidance.

The book is also easy to read and understand. It is written in a quick access, fast fact format with bulleted information and clear paragraphs and divided into chapters, each providing a lifespan specific section for different population groups. According to the author, such information allows registered nurses to get insights into how they are should approach specific patients. It also provides external links such as government websites, which can be referred to for updated screening guidelines and other important information concerning the latest management procedures for sexually transmitted infections.

The nurses’ guide to expert patient care is published by Springer Publishing and is available. Click Here

You can also order copies at:

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Barnes and Noble Click Here

About the Author

The book is written by Meredith Scannell PhD, MSN, MPH, CNM, SANE. Meredith is a certified nurse-midwife who is accomplished in the areas of forensic nursing and nurse-midwifery. For more information visit the Boston Nursing Institute at or email at

Topics in the book include:

  • Human Papillomavirus

  • Herpes Simplex

  • Gonorrhea

  • Chlamydia

  • Syphilis

  • Trichomoniasis

  • Bacterial Vaginosis

  • Hepatitis

  • HIV and AIDS

  • Pediculosis Pubis and Scabies

  • Other Blood-Borne and Sexually Contagious Infections

  • Cervicitis and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

  • Vulnerable Populations

  • Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections

Chapter 1: Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Infections available for free download, click here

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