IUD Insertion Training

Course description

Are you a Medical Practitioner, Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner interested in becoming an IUD inserter within your own clinical setting? This course blends online, face-to-face workshop and clinical placement learning to equip you with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to provide safe insertion of IUDs to clients.

Content includes:

  • Types of IUDs

  • Pre-insertion assessment of clients

  • Practise of insertion techniques

  • Management of IUD related problems

  • Case discussion

Who should attend?

Doctors and eligible nurses and midwives who wish to offer IUD insertion to women in their clinical practice.

Course structure

It is essential participants complete the required activities before attending the workshop to gain critical knowledge and ensure full participation during the course.

Participants have access to the online learning 2 weeks before the workshop.

Module 1

Pre-workshop activities

Completion of online learning which takes approximately 4 hours.

Completion of a predisposing activity (RACGP Category 1 requirement) prior to attendance.

Face-to-Face Workshop

3 hour workshop, completion of a reinforcing activity (RACGP Category 1 requirement).

Module 2

Clinical placement (supervised clinical attachment) up to 4 clinical sessions (4 hours per clinic) 16 hours approximately.  Participants must complete the clinical placement within 3 months of attending the workshop.

Clinical placements must be completed within the time frame of the course; participants are expected to travel to any Family Planning NSW clinic to fulfil their course requirements.

Eligibility / Prerequisite

Current registration with the Medical Board of Australia or Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Doctors must have the following:

  • Be a qualified medical practitioner with at least two years postgraduate clinical experience

  • Current unconditional general medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia

  • Adequate professional indemnity insurance which is the sole responsibility of the participant.

It is preferred applicants have:

  • Considerable experience in women's health and gynaecology and have well-developed bimanual pelvic examination skills

  • Extensive experience in contraceptive counselling

  • Undertaken a Family Planning Certificate or equivalent

Registered Nurses must have the following

  • At least two years postgraduate nursing experience
  • Adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance, which can be either personally obtained or through place of employment which is the sole responsibility of the participant)
  • Adequate on-site clinical support by a medical practitioner in their own practice

It is preferred applicants have:

  • Extensive experience in women's health, contraceptive counselling and have well-developed bimanual pelvic examination skills.
  • A Family Planning Certificate or equivalent

Assessment

The assessment requirements include satisfactory completion of online learning, workshop attendance and successful completion of IUD clinical competencies. 

Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who complete all assessment requirements for Module 1 will be issued with a Statement of Completion.

Participants who complete all assessment requirements for both Modules 1 and 2 will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Module 1
RACGP Activity Number 84823, this activity is accredited for 40 Category 1 ALM points, as part of the RACGP Quality Improvement & Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program in the 2017-2019 Triennium.

Module 2

RACGP Activity Number 84831, this activity is accredited for 40 Category 1 ALM points Supervised Clinical Attachment, as part of the RACGP Quality Improvement & Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program in the 2017-2019 Triennium.

 

Module 1

This course is equivalent to 6 hours to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requirements for CPD.

Module 2

This course is equivalent to 16 hours to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requirements for CPD.

Further information

Course dates for 2019 have reached capacity and we are not accepting new registrations. If places do become available we will open the eligibility form.

Contact: Course Administration Unit, Education Services
Phone: (02) 8752 4300 press 1 for Education Services
Email: education@fpnsw.org.au
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