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Subdermal Implant (SDI) course for Nurses

Speciality Classification
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

The session will outline the advantages and disadvantages of a subdermal implant and detail possible side-effects and the management of these. Contraindications will also be discussed.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • 3.5.1 List the advantages and disadvantages of an SDI
  • 3.5.2 Describe and manage possible side effects and complications, including bledding problems, of an SDI
  • 3.5.3 List contraindications (in relation to UKMEC) to an SDI
  • 3.5.4 Describe the mode of action and composition of an SDI
  • 3.5.5 Describe the contraceptive efficacy and potential drug interactions of an SDI
  • 3.5.6 Explain insertion and removal procedures using visual aids where appropriate
  • 3.5.7 Conduct an effective consultation with a woman considering an SDI

Subdermal implants, or SDIs, are one of the long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods as defined by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Instructors / Speakers
Dr Nazia Hussain,
Portfolio GP

Dr Nazia Hussain is a portfolio GP working as a locum in Gwent, South Wales. She has a keen interest in medical education. Having worked previously as the Deputy Editor for the Royal College of General Practitioners’ journal, InnovAiT, she currently teaches communications skills and is an examiner at Cardiff University. She is also a contributing author to the Oxford Handbook of General Practice, which is now in its fifth edition.

Her other roles include working as a GP medicolegal assessor and a sub-investigator for academic dermatology research trials at St Woolos Hospital, Newport. Dr Hussain has contributed to various guideline development groups, including the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health ‘Contraception for Women over 40’ update (2017) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ‘Fever Under 5: assessment and initial management (NG143)’ update (2019).

Subdermal Implant (SDI) course for Nurses
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Sexual health
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Education Provider
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