Sexually transmitted diseases are one of the prevalent health issues putting a threat to the life of the population of the United States and other countries. Chlamydia Trachomatis Bacteria and its treatment need to be carefully studied and addressed by health care providers.
The idea of my evidence-based project proposal is to study the specifics of modern treatment of Chlamydia Trachomatis infection. Such idea reflects my EBP project and research project as Chlamydia infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States and studying the effective ways of its treatment is of vital importance (CDC, 2013).
The issue I will address is the effectiveness of current ways of treatment of Chlamydia Trachomatis infection and the ways of prevention of the subsequent diseases, such as trachoma, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, etc. The interventions that I feel have research evidence include treatment with medications, alternative regimes, and treatment during pregnancy. The expected outcomes of addressing the discussed issue include identification of the most recent innovations in the treatment of Chlamydia Trachomatis infection and presentation of the thorough analysis of potential advantages and disadvantages of various ways of treatment in different specific health situations endangered by the outcomes of being infected with Chlamydia Trachomatis Bacteria.
Understanding the specifics of the treatment of Chlamydia Trachomatis infection is vital for any person directly involved in the process of provision of health care services. Every nurse faces the need to deal with patients suffering from the outcomes of being infected with this bacteria. Therefore, my role specialization requires the knowledge of the issue addressed in the project, as such knowledge is the key to being a competent specialist able to provide essential help to the patients.
Although there are various medications that can stop the infection caused by Chlamydia Trachomatis, there is still the number of issues faced by medical personnel dealing with patients suffering from this infection. Such specifics of the infection like the fact that no medication can heal the permanent damage caused by the disease and the high rates of the repeat infection, present the issues that need to be carefully addressed in medical practice (Chlamydia treatment and care, n.d.). The severe negative consequences caused by the bacteria for women’s reproductive health is another aspect signaling about the significance of the discussed problem (Mishori, McClaskey, & Winklerpins, 2012). Therefore, timely treatment and careful retesting of the patients are of great importance.
The aim of the project is to investigate the current methods of treatment of infection caused by Chlamydia Trachomatis Bacteria and outline the direction of further improvements that need to be done. The careful supervision of patients for the purpose of preventing repeat infection and timely medication treatment adjusted to the specifics of the patient appear to be aspects of the practice that need improvement.
Literature search questions will include:
- Population: What group of population is the most vulnerable to Chlamydia Trachomatis Bacteria?
- Intervention: What tests and therapies are usually used for the patients with Chlamydia Trachomatis infection?
- Comparison: What are the alternative ways of treatment?
- Outcome: How to rehabilitate the patient after the infection?
- Time: What is the time frame for the treatment of the infection?
The analysis of the discussed issue and aspects related to it is of great importance for the provision of excellent health care services.
CDC. (2013). Incidence, prevalence, and cost of sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Web.
Chlamydia treatment and care. (n.d.). Web.
Mishori, R., McClaskey, E., & Winklerpins, V. (2012). Chlamydia Trachomatis infections: Screening, diagnosis, and management. American Family Physician, 86(12), 1127-1132.