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ECHO™ A CME Self-Study Activity: Bacterial Vaginosis: The Impact of Incorrect Diagnosis

ECHO™ A CME Self-Study Activity: Bacterial Vaginosis: The Impact of Incorrect Diagnosis
ECHO™ A CME Self-Study Activity: Bacterial Vaginosis: The Impact of Incorrect Diagnosis

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Vaginitis is one of the most common infections affecting women’s health. This article will review the likely causes of vulvovaginitis, as well as the diagnostic and treatment approaches to the patient presenting with vaginitis.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.


    Mark G. Martens, MD, FACOG
    Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Director- Division of OB-GYN Infectious Diseases
    Jersey Shore University Medical Center
    Vice-Chair and Clinical Professor
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
    Neptune, NJ

    Financial Disclosure

    Dr. Martens receives consulting fees from Quest Laboratory and contracted research from Becton Dickenson & Co. (BD Life Sciences).


    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Kenneth Brown has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Kia K. Gray, MPH has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
    • Andrea J. Singer, MD, FACP, CCD is a speaker for Amgen and Noven, has contracted research with Amgen and receives consulting fees from Actavis, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Merck, and Mission.


  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    1. Discuss the most likely causes and prevalence of vulvovaginitis
    2. Relate the importance of integrating consistent diagnostic testing into practice
    3. Know how to find the latest treatment guidelines 
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of the practicing obstetrician, gynecologist, primary care physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and certified nurse midwife.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from BD Life Sciences.

  • Disclaimer

    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

    The material presented in this Omnia Education continuing medical education activity does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Omnia Education. Neither Omnia Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers.

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