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101467 - Managing Menopause: Weighing up the Evidence

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This free Active Learning Module (ALM) has been developed to improve health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of menopausal treatment options. 

It covers the following points: 
• Signs and symptoms of menopause 
• Benefits and risks of treatment options (HRT/MHT, complementary therapies, non-hormonal treatment options) 

The activity seeks to assist health professionals to provide well-informed, up-to-date advice and treatment in the care and management of menopausal women. 

To register, please visit: https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-professionals/active-learning-modules.

Relevance to General Practice

Menopause occurs when there has been a change in a woman’s reproductive hormones and the ovaries are no longer able to release any eggs. Whilst menopause can occur naturally and at the expected age (51-52 years for Australian women), many women experience menopause prematurely. Perimenopause is the stage before natural menopause and is often the time when women begin to experience the symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, vaginal changes and mood swings. These symptoms can affect quality of life, social participation and mental/emotional wellbeing. 

Women who present with symptoms of menopause will typically do so in a general practice context. Healthy living, natural and complementary therapies, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and some prescription medications may assist in the management of menopause. It is important for GPs and health professionals to be well-informed of menopausal symptoms and treatment options.

Learning outcomes
  • Outline the latest research findings on appropriate menopause management options in diverse population groups and clinical indications
  • Implement an evidence-based risk assessment and detail a safe and effective management plan for women requiring hormone therapy
  • Provide a rationale for menopause treatment option/s
  • Identify appropriate educational resources for patients experiencing menopause
  • Delivery
    Title
    101467 - Managing Menopause: Weighing up the Evidence
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    7 hours
    Start Date
    06-Jun-2017
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    7 hours
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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