The contraceptive implant offers the convenience of highly effective contraceptive protection for three years. The insertion and removal techniques are easy to learn, but to minimise possible complications it is important that they are done correctly.
The SHQ contraceptive implant workshop lays the foundations for nurses to become skilled in providing contraceptive implant services. To become a competent inserter after completion of the workshop, several insertions and removals should be performed under supervision by a competent inserter, ideally within the health professional’s own workplace.
SHQ contraceptive implant theory workshop covers:
- Issues to cover during counselling about contraceptive implant use.
- Benefits, risks and contraindications to use of contraceptive implants .
- Insertion and removal techniques, including practice insertions and removals with simulation arms.
Each workshop can last up to 2.5 hours.
We can provide this training as a webinar. Please contact the clinical education coordinator on 6164 7972 to enquire about this option.
Entry Requirements / Eligibility:
Prerequisite to this training is completion of Modules 6 & 7 Contraception in Practice and Communication, choice and motivation in sexual health of the Certificate in sexual and reproductive health (nursing) Some nurse practitioners may be considered for RPL, please contact Elena Donaghy Nurse Educator [email protected] to discuss your eligibility.