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IUD Insertion Training

Course description

To address the social distancing requirements of COVID-19 for course participants and staff, all Family Planning NSW face-to-face education courses are being rescheduled for a later date.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we do this. 

Please check the course pages regularly for updates.

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 learning, face-to-face workshop and clinical placement 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 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 requirement) prior to attendance.

Face-to-Face Workshop

3 hour workshop, completion of a reinforcing activity (RACGP 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.

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 - you acknowledge and agree that in participating in this training course, you are providing healthcare services. Accordingly, you are liable for, and indemnify Family Planning NSW against, any liability in respect of or arising from your provision of healthcare services including any acts or omissions on your part. Family Planning NSW hold their own insurance which will not cover you in relation to your own acts or omissions. You accept responsibility for making enquiries with your medical indemnity insurer (either privately held or through your employer) as to what cover is available to you under that insurance and as required by the Medical Board of Australia Registration Standard.

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 NSW Certificate or equivalent

Registered Nurses must have the following

  • Be a qualified registered nurse or endorsed Nurse Practitioner with at least two years postgraduate clinical experience
  • Current unconditional nursing registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance, which can be either personally obtained or through place of employment which is the sole responsibility of the participant
  • Adequate clinical support by a medical practitioner in their own practice

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 NSW Certificate or equivalent

Assessment

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

Course cost

$1490

Watch this space >>> Eligibility Form Applications Opening Soon!

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.

Doctors

Module 1

 

 

 

 

This education is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD Program.

The activity ID is 183525.

Module 2

 

 

 

 

This education is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD Program.

The activity ID is 184261.

 

Nurses/ Midwives

Module 1

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

Module 2

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

Further information

Contact: Course Administration Unit, Education Services

Phone: (02) 8752 4300 press 1 for Education Services

Email: education@fpnsw.org.au

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