• Sep 18, 2017

    Management of Vulvar and Bartholin Duct Infections (On Demand)

    Non Member: $35.00

    Management of Vulvar and Bartholin Duct Infections

    Release Date: September 17, 2017
    Expiration Date: September 17, 2020

    The incidence of vulvar skin infections is increasing, probably related to genital hair grooming and MRSA infections. This webinar will review the diagnosis and contemporary management of vulvar cellulitis and abscesses, as well as management of Bartholin duct infections, including office incision and drainage and correct use of the Word catheter.



             Michael Policar, MD, MPH

    Michael Policar, MD, MPH, currently serves as a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. From 2005 through 2014, he was Medical Director of UCSF Program Support and Evaluation for the Family PACT Program, the family planning and STI program operated by the California State Office of Family Planning.  Between 1999-2005, he was Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of the NorthBay Healthcare System in Fairfield, California, and in the preceding five years, served as Medical Director of the Partnership HealthPlan of California, also based in Fairfield, California. He is former Vice President for Medical Affairs of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. a position that he held between 1992-1994.  Between 1983 and 1992, he concurrently served as Medical Director of the Women's Health Center at the San Francisco General Hospital and as Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Alameda/San Francisco.


    Registration Cost

    ASCCP Members:  FREE
    Non-Member: $35.00

    Continuing Medical Education Credit

    Target Audience

    This activity is intended for obstetricians, gynecologists, family and internal medicine practitioners, pathologists and other healthcare practitioners involved in the treatment and care of gynecology patients.


    • List 3 differences in the presentation and management of a Bartholin duct abscess compared to Bartholin duct cellulitis
    • List 5 circumstances when antibiotics shoud be use after incision and drainage of a Bartholin duct abscess
    • Review 5 steps in the process of incision and drainage of a Bartholin duct abscess and insertion of a Word catheter
    • Describe the antibiotic regimens used to treat vulvar cellulitis when MRSA is suspected and when it is not.
    • List and describe 4 treatments for hidradenitis suppuritiva

    Disclosure Information

    As an accredited provider of CME credit, ASCCP is required to comply with the ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support and has implemented a management process to ensure that anyone in a position to affect the content of the educational activity (e.g., faculty, planners, etc.) disclosed all relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest and ensured that those relationships do not influence presentation materials. All faculty have agreed to base their presentations on best available evidence. ASCCP discloses to learners any financial relationship(s) to healthcare-related commercial interests existing within the past 12 months to include the following information:

    1. the name of the individual;
    2. the name of the commercial interest; and,
    3. the nature of the relationship the person has with each commercial interest.

    Slides and slide notes are reviewed for possible bias prior to the activity's release by the Accreditation Committee and peer-reviewers, and potential conflicts of interest are resolved prior to the live presentation. Any discussion of off-label use of products is noted when appropriate, as is discussion of any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Disclosures of these commitments and/or relationships are published in these lecture materials and provided prior to the start of the activity, so the learners may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation(s). Under ASCCP policy, anyone declining either to disclose or amend material to eliminate potential bias identified by the Accreditation Committee will be replaced.

    The following persons disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

    • Michael Policar, MD, MPH
    • Amy Wiser, MD (Reviewer)
    • Kerry O. Curtis (ASCCP Executive Director, Planner)
    • Alisha Yocum (ASCCP Director of Meetings, Marketing, and Events, Planner)
    • Mary K. Stanley (ASCCP Education Manager, Planner)
    • Christina Arnold (ASCCP Education Coordinator, Planner)

    Accreditation Statement

    ASCCP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Physician Credit Designation

    ASCCP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Instructions for Obtaining CME Credit

    To receive credit, participants must take the pre-test, view the CME activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test and evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is 1.0 hours.

    This webinar is supported by an independent educational grant from BD Diagnostics.

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