These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly, these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.
Objective of the Guideline
To provide care standards for the pubescent patient to support sexual health from screening to testing to intervention. This guideline will provide guidance to care providers through ambulatory and inpatient settings
Physicians (Ambulatory, Urgent Care, Emergency Department, Hospital Medicine, Fellows, Resident Physicians); Nurse Practitioners; Nurses
Clinical Questions Answered by Guideline
In patients 14 – 21 years of age, does the use of a private screening questionnaire on a digital device versus an in-person, provider interview increase the identification and/or treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?
Children's Mercy Kansas City, "Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)" (2023). Clinical Pathways.