84823 - IUD Insertion Training - Module 1
- : Online
This course is Module 1 of IUD Insertion Training and involves online learning and a face-to-face practical workshop. Module 2 is clinical training. This training program provides participants with the knowledge and skills to perform IUD insertion/removal and to manage IUD-related issues.
The online course contains evidence based information regarding intrauterine contraception in Australia, links to external websites and published guidelines and research papers, as well as filmed demonstrations and Quiz Activities to enhance learning. It is expected that it will take 3-4 hours.
This is followed by attendance at the 3 hour workshop where participants will be involved in case discussions and practice IUD insertion techniques on pelvic models.
Relevance to General Practice
IUDs are an important method of Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARCs). They reduce unintended pregnancy rates and have demonstrated high patient acceptability and safety across the reproductive age-span. As most women seek contraception services from their GP, it is important that GPs and practice nurses have the confidence and skills to safely undertake IUD insertion and management of IUD-related issues in their own practice.
- Explain IUD use for long-acting reversible contraception and the role of the levonorgestrel (LNG)- IUD in the management of heavy menstrual bleeding.
- Describe the types of IUD available in Australia; their mode of action, advantages and disadvantages and contraindications to IUD use.
- Assess patient suitability for IUD insertion; list relevant investigations and advise on appropriate location and timing for insertion.
- Describe the steps involved in IUD insertion in the outpatient setting and the technique required for the different devices available.
- Outline the management of commonly encountered IUD related issues eg. pelvic pain, missing strings.