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IUD Training May 2024

Event description

IUD workshops cover current information about copper and hormonal IUD’s insertion techniques and how to manage problems. They also include practice insertions (in pelvic models).

Please note: Interstate clinicians must receive approval to attend IUD training at SHQ from the Medical Educator. Interstate clinicians must email the Medical Educator to discuss if they are eligible to attend IUD training at SHQ.

Entry Requirements / Eligibility:

Participants must be registered with the Australian health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner, midwife or registered nurse.

To be eligible to do the supervised clinical attachment at SHQ you must have:

  • At least 12 months full time general practice or equivalent OR
  • At least 6 months gynaecology experience AND
  • You will be able to insert IUDs in your practice immediately after completing the supervised clinical attachment at SHQ, AND
  • You satisfactorily complete the IUD Clinic Application Form

It is expected that those who undertake insertions of IUDs in practice have excellent skills in:

  • helping patients to choose contraceptive methods
  • assessing whether patients are suitable to use IUDs
  • communication
  • pelvic examination

Midwifes and registered nurses considering IUD training

  • ensure that contraceptive IUDs insertion and/or removals are a recognised aspect of your scope of practice within your workplace
  • establish an agreement with one or more prescribing doctors about when you can insert or remove contraceptive IUDs
  • ensure you have appropriate indemnity coverage

All Nurses including Nurse Practitioners must contact the Nurse Educator to discuss eligibility prior to registering for IUD workshops. Do not register for an IUD theory workshop until you have received written approval to attend.

If you wish to undertake IUD training, but do not have the requisite skills, it is recommended to complete training in  these prior to undertaking clinical IUD training. Some may wish to do the SHQ Foundations of Sexual and Reproductive Health or FPAA Reproductive and Sexual Health course, or some sections of it.

For those with the necessary skills, the steps to take are outlined in the course structure tab on the the course page on the SHQ website.

Recognition / Accreditation:

This is an RACGP approved CPD activity under the RACGP CPD program.

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