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Intrauterine Contraception (IUC) course for Allied Health

Speciality Classification
Allied Health
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

This session provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of intrauterine contraception (IUC) currently available in the UK. IUC includes both intrauterine devices (IUD) and intrauterine systems (IUS).

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • 3.6.1 List the advantages, disadvantages and differences between currently available IUD and IUS methods
  • 3.6.2 Describe possible side effects and complications of currently available IUD and IUS methods
  • 3.6.3 List contraindications (in relation to UKMEC) to IUD and IUS methods
  • 3.6.4 Describe the mode of action and contraceptive efficacy of IUC
  • 3.6.5 Advise and assess women who wish to use IUC as emergency contraception including assessment and investigation of STI risks
  • 3.6.6 Able to explain insertion and removal procedures, including timing of safe removal, using visual aids where appropriate
  • 3.6.7 Conduct an effective consultation with a woman considering an IUC

IUC methods are long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) as defined by NICE [1]. Their licensed duration of use varies from 3-10 years.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
Caroline Gumbley,
ractice Nurse and Faculty Registered Trainer and a Nurse representative on FSRH General Training Committee

Caroline qualified from the Nightingale School of Nursing, St Thomas's Hospital in 1985. For the last 27 years she has worked as a Practice Nurse in Wiltshire. Her main interests are women's health, diabetes and the training of colleagues.

Throughout her career she has developed skills in contraception and sexual health, including the FSRH Diploma (DFSRH) and letters of competence (LOCs) in subdermal implants and IUC insertion. She is a Faculty Registered Trainer and a Nurse representative on FSRH General Training Committee.

Delivery
Title
Intrauterine Contraception (IUC) course for Allied Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Sexual health
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Location
Online
Reference
03_06
Access Duration (in months)
12
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