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Dates Offered

30th November 20216:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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).

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 to be eligilble 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

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 Introduction to Sexual and Reproductive Health course 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.

Nurses must contact Elena Donaghy Nurse Educator to discuss eligibility prior to registering for IUD workshops

Recognition / Accreditation:

The IUD theory workshop is a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD program.

The IUD clinical attachment is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD program.

To be eligible for 40 Accredited Activity points for the clinical component the requirements are:

  • Complete predisposing activity
  • Complete at least 10 hours of supervised clinics (3 or more clinics)
  • Complete reinforcing activity

Important Information

Venue

  • 70 Roe Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • 08 9227 6177

Course Fees

  • $396 inc GST

Organiser

Clinic Education Coordinator

How to Register

Registrations are closed as the 30 November workshop is full. You can email the Clinic Education Coordinator above to register your interest for future dates.