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IUD Insertion Training

  • : Sydney, NSW
Who would benefit from this course

Medical Practitioners and eligible Nurse Practitioners who wish to offer IUD insertion to women in their clinical practice.

Course description

This course in IUD insertion consists of two modules.

Module 1 provides information on IUD types, pre-insertion assessment of patients and management of IUD related problems. Learning activities and videos are accessed online prior to attending a practical workshop. The workshop comprises small group discussions with case studies and IUD insertion skills training utilising pelvic models. The goal is to develop competence and skill in IUD insertion techniques on models prior to clinical placement.

Module 2 is individual clinical sessions where you will insert IUDs in patients under direct supervision of an experienced clinician. Training is competence-based, recognises the trainee's established skills and concentrates on areas that require further development. Familiarisation with the common types of IUD devices available in Australia is included in this training.

Clinical training may be undertaken at a Family Planning NSW clinic, or interstate. Training may also be available through one of Family Planning NSW training partnerships with NSW Public Hospitals or Community Women's Health Centres.

Entry requirements / eligibility Medical practitioners

Applicants must be a medical practitioner with at least two years postgraduate experience and have current general medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance is the sole responsibility of the participant.

Participants should have extensive experience in contraceptive counselling and have well-developed bimanual pelvic examination skills. Generally, this would mean participants have undertaken a Family Planning Certificate or Diploma, or have considerable experience in women's health and gynaecology.

Registered Nurses

Applicants must be registered with AHPRA without conditions and have at least two years postgraduate experience. Nurses should have the support of their management team to ensure that they have continuing opportunities to maintain competence in their clinical practice as well as indemnity insurance, either personal or through their place of employment. Adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance is the sole responsibility of the participant.

Participants should have extensive experience in contraceptive counselling and have well-developed bimanual pelvic examination skills. Generally, this would mean participants have undertaken a Family Planning Certificate or Diploma, or have considerable experience in women's health and gynaecology.

This course is conducted in two modules. Module 1 must be completed prior to Module 2 however, recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be applied for.

Learning outcomes
  • This is a training programme that will equip the learner with the evidence based knowledge, attitude and skills required to consult with a woman requesting contraception, and to appropriately provide intrauterine methods and manage complications and side effects.

  • Explain intrauterine contraception (IUC) as a long-acting reversible contraceptive method and the role of the levonorgestrel (LNG)-IUD in the management of appropriately investigated 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

  • Demonstrate basic skills in IUD removal techniques

After completion of Module 2 - Supervised Clinical Attachment, participants will also be able to:

  • Utilise a systematic approach to intrauterine contraception- pre-insertion checklist, obtaining informed consent for IUD insertion, appropriate documentation of the procedure in patient records.

  • 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.

Course structure
Pre-course online activities

Pre-reading and related activities (approximately four hours) must be completed before attendance at the face-to face-workshop.
Distributed to participants four weeks prior to attendance

Face to face workshop
(Module 1 - Theory)

attendance at a three hour face-to-face pre-clinical workshop will conclude Module 1

Clinical Training
(Module 2)

two to four clinical sessions (4 hours per clinic) 16 hours approximately
Participants have three months from conclusion of Module 1 to complete the clinical training

 

Assessment

'Family Planning NSW Certificate of Competency in IUD Insertion' will be issued upon successful completion of Modules 1 and 2.  Assessment will be based upon full attendance, submission of home-based learning activities prior to workshop, and successful demonstration of competence in IUD insertion technique during final clinical session

Course dates for 2018
  • 28 February 2018 - Ashfield

Course applications for 2018 will be open in November 2017

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Sydney, NSW
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