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146423 - IUD Insertion Training

  • : Online

This training programme will equip the participant with the evidence based knowledge, attitude and skills required to consult with a person requesting contraception, and to appropriately provide intrauterine methods and manage complications and side effects. It consist of an online training, face to face workshop and supervised clinical attachment 

Relevance to General Practice

Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) includes contraceptive implants, intra uterine devices (IUDs) and the contraceptive injection and has been shown to be the most effective method of reversible contraception to decrease unintended pregnancy. 
And yet the available data on contraceptive use in Australia shows that the LARC methods are underutilized, particularly in comparison to other developed countries. A survey of Australian women aged between 16-59 showed that in 2011-2012 only 4.8% were using IUDs as their primary method of contraception. 
A 2013 study found that a lack of accurate knowledge of LARC methods among healthcare providers and insufficient training of healthcare providers in LARC insertion were barriers to LARC uptake by women.

Learning outcomes
  • Utilise a systematic approach to intrauterine contraception- pre-insertion checklist, obtaining informed consent for IUD insertion, appropriate documentation
  • Demonstrate competence in insertion of IUDs in conscious women
  • Demonstrate effective infection control during the IUD insertion procedure
  • Describe the management of medical emergencies and complications that may arise during and after IUD insertion e.g. vasovagal reaction, perforation
  • Delivery
    146423 - IUD Insertion Training
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    20 hours
    Start Date
    CPD Points
    20 hours
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