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April 21, 2022

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The 2022 AAENP National Conference, EmergNP, will be held virtually May 5 – 7, 2022. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to collaborate and learn with your peers!

The full conference agenda is available HERE.

EmergNP will promote high quality, evidence-based practice for nurse practitioners providing emergency care and those on their interdisciplinary team. EmergNP will feature two full days of education on Thursday and Friday of the event, plus a morning of procedural sessions on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Earn 30+ hours of CNE/CME credit!  

Conference topics include: Resiliency in Emergency Medicine | Complex Laceration Repair | Social Resources Protocol | Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies | ENP Fellowships | LGBTQI Care | The RAST-NP Pilot | Sepsis Updates | Peripheral Nerve Blocks | and much more! 

See you at EmergNP 2022! 



AAENP & AENJ now have a Journal Club! Meetings will be held quarterly on the 2nd Tuesdays of May, August, November and February at 5pm Pacific Time (7pm Central). Complimentary access to the articles will be available, as well as FREE CE! More information is available at    


ICYMI – Some members have missed the prior newsletters sent out monthly this year. You can find them all below. 



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2022 AANP National Conference

Come see us in Orlando, Florida!  AAENP will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall during the AANP conference in June. Make sure to stop by booth #640 each day to see what surprises we have in store for attendees. Register to attend at

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AAENP is exploring member needs related to stress and burnout so that appropriate meaningful resources may be made available to our members. Please participate in this 2 minute AAENP Membership Wellbeing Survey to guide future resource development.

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President Biden Signs into Law the Bipartisan Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

Today, President Biden signed the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act into law. This comprehensive, bipartisan legislation co-led by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Rep. Susan Wild (PA-07), Rep. Judy...

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Clinical Pearl: Taking a Sexual History by Armando Varela, MBA, MSN, AGACNP-BC, ENP-C, FNP-BC, CEN, CFRN on Behalf of the AAENP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

When symptoms or exam findings are consistent with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), a sexual history should be collected. Creating a welcoming clinical environment for all patients should begin at first contact. Establishing your patient's name and pronouns, as well as their sexual orientation and gender identity is important. Gender identity is distinct from sexual orientation and is best assessed through a two-step technique, which includes questions about sex assigned at birth (female, male, or decline to respond) as well as current gender identity (female, male, transgender female, transgender male, gender diverse, additional gender category, or decline to answer).

Some patients may be uncomfortable discussing their sexual history, sex partners, or sexual behaviors. Patients may have been subjected to abuse or trauma in their life or while in the hospital. Nurse practitioners can benefit from training in a trauma-informed care approach, which can help them apply patient-centered, sensitive care to all encounters. Some patients may be victims of intimate partner abuse, and seeking medical help for medical problems may be their only way to find safe options.

Dialogue With Patient

• May I ask you a few questions about your sexual health and sexual practices? I understand these questions are personal, but they are important for your overall health.

• At this point in the visit, I ask some questions regarding your sexual life. Will that be ok?

• I ask these questions to all my patients, regardless of age, gender, or marital status. These questions are as important as the questions about other areas of your physical and mental health. Like the rest of our visits, this information is kept confidential unless you or someone else is being hurt or is in danger. Do you have questions before we get started?

• Do you have questions or concerns about your sexual health?

The Five P’s: Partners, Practices, Prevention of Pregnancy, Protection from STIs, and Past History of STIs

1. Partners

• “Do you have sex with men, women, or both?”

• “In the past 2 months, how many partners have you had sex with?”

• “In the past 12 months, how many partners have you had sex with?”

• “Is it possible that any of your sex partners in the past 12 months had sex with someone else while they were still in a sexual relationship with you?”

2. Practices

• “To understand your risks for STIs, I need to understand the kind of sex you have had recently.”

     • “Have you had vaginal sex, meaning ‘penis in vagina sex’?” If yes, “Do you use condoms: never, sometimes, or always?”

     • “Have you had anal sex, meaning ‘penis in rectum/anus sex’?” If yes, “Do you use condoms: never, sometimes, or always?”

             For condom answers:

                    • If “never”: “Why don’t you use condoms?”

                    • If “sometimes”: “In what situations (or with whom) do you use condoms?”

                    • “Have you had oral sex, meaning ‘mouth on penis/vagina’?”

3. Prevention of pregnancy

• “What are you doing to prevent pregnancy?”

4. Protection from STDs

• “What do you do to protect yourself from STDs and HIV?”

5. Past history of STDs

• “Have you ever had an STD?”

• “Have any of your partners had an STD?”

Additional questions to identify HIV and viral hepatitis risk include:

• “Have you or any of your partners ever injected drugs?”

• “Have you or any of your partners exchanged money or drugs for sex?”

• “Is there anything else about your sexual practices that I need to know?”

Finalizing the Conversation

The patient may have come up with information or questions that they were not ready to disclose earlier towards the conclusion of the interview session. Questions such as “What other concerns or questions regarding your sexual health or sexual practices would you like to discuss?” may allow the NP to use the encounter to combine risk-reduction education with sexual health goalsetting for healthy and safe sexual encounters. For patients at risk for STIs, encourage testing and positive comments regarding preventative techniques that the patient is willing or able to employ. Thank the patient for being upfront and honest.


A Guide to Taking a Sexual History. (2022, April 18 ). Retrieved from CDC:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015. MMWR Recomm Rep 2015;64(No. RR-3): 1-137. 

The five Ps: Partners, prevention of pregnancy, protection from STIs, practices, and past history of STIs. (2022, April 18). Retrieved from UpToDate:  


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