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192140 - Implanon training

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Face to face
Duration
2 hours

 

This session will provide education on long acting reversible contraception (LARC) in general, as well as detailed information on optimal counselling for women considering the etonogestrel implant (Implanon). The practical procedures of Implanon insertion and removal will be taught, and participants will be given the opportunity to demonstrate competence in these skills.

Relevance to General Practice

The vast majority of contraception discussions take place in primary care. Australia continues to have one of the highest abortion rates among developed countries, underlying the importance of providing effective contraception information. The Choice project in the USA, among others, has established the superior efficacy and continuation rates of LARCs compared with other forms of contraception. Globally, increased use of LARCs is accepted as a strategy to decrease rates of unintended pregnancy. Despite this, Australia continues to have low uptake rates of these methods compared to other developed countries. FPAA (Family Planning Alliance Australia) issued a LARC position statement in 2014, stressing the importance of complete and accurate contraception information provision, and increased access to LARC methods, particularly implants and IUDs.

Learning outcomes
  • Explain the pros and cons of LARCs compared with other contraceptive methods
  • Outline the important components of Implanon counselling prior to insertion.
  • Demonstrate competent insertion of Implanon NXT
  • Define the important steps in the procedure for removal of Implanon NXT
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Women's health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    This activity is also available on these dates

    19/02/2020

    Rooms 220-221, Level 2, Health Sciences Building, RBWH, Herston

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    Delivery
    Title
    192140 - Implanon training
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    2 hours
    Start Date
    04-Apr-2020
    CPD Points
    4 cpd
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
    Posted By
    HealthcareLink