You may speak the same language as your patients, but do you
Here are some common hashtags and acronyms young female patients might be using. These phrases offer insight into their mind-set, which may help when counseling them on chlamydia and gonorrhea.
1. US Preventive Services Task Force. Final recommendation statement: chlamydia and gonorrhea: screening. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/chlamydia-and-gonorrhea-screening. Accessed February 25, 2015.
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. STDs in women and infants. http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats13/womenandinf.htm. Updated December 16, 2014. Accessed February 25, 2015.
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2013. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2014.