Unplanned pregnancy remains an issue in the United States. The intrauterine device (IUD) is a solution. The IUD is safe for most women and is recommended for adolescents. Misconceptions exist about IUDs and sexually transmitted infections caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis. Accepted guidelines ensure the management of these sexually transmitted infections and subsequent, safe initiation of the IUD. The use of best practice alerts preserves the health care team’s adherence to clinical guidelines. This IUD provision initiative creates a workflow for the interprofessional team to ensure the safe initiation of an IUD to clients with a gonococcal or chlamydial infection.
The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
Esposito, Christa, "Intrauterine Device Initiation After Gonococcal and Chlamydial Infections: A Practice Workflow Initiative" (2021). Nursing and Health Studies Faculty Publications. 243.
Esposito, Christa Palancia. “Intrauterine Device Initiation After Gonococcal and Chlamydial Infections: A Practice Workflow Initiative.” The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 17, no. 7 (2021): 803–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.03.012.