Contraception for HCA's  Short Courses

The day will cover:-

The menstrual cycle to give an insight as to how the pill works.
History taking in relation to contraception/ sexual health.
Pregnancy testing.
Consent and Fraser guidelines.
Observations required related to named contraception.
Enabling self swabbing in relation to Asymptomatic women.

Course Information

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24th October 2017 09:30 Full day £180.00 CS6068 Apply Now

Tutor Info

Valerie McMunn is a lecturer in contraception, sexual health and cytology. She maintains the skills and knowledge by continuing to work clinically in contraception, sexual health and cytology. Val is also an accredited for faculty recognition for IUD, IUS and implant fittings and is an associate member of the faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. She is also an independent subscriber, midwife, nurse and qualified teacher. Val recently received letters of competence for the intrauterine and subdermal contraception implant technique.

Eligibility

You must be a health care assistant to be eligible to attend this study day.

Please note that this day does not enable HCA's to work alone to conduct pill checks, conduct sexual health screening or give contraception injections to patients.

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

What will I learn?

After this study day the HCA will be able to:-

  • Understand how to collect urine and correctly conduct a pregnancy test at the appropriate time to ensure an accurate result. 
  • Understand the menstrual cycle in relation to the contraception methods and how they work. 
  • Be enabled to collect information from a woman to give to a practitioner to enable them to make diagnosis and give appropriate treatment in relation to contraception. 
  • Have an understanding of the issues related to collecting a sample from an asymptomatic patient for basic screening in a practice setting.

Please note that this day does not enable HCA's to work alone to conduct pill checks, conduct sexual health screening or give contraception injections to patients.

Teaching and Assessment

No formal assessment, for teaching what I will learn.

Application Deadline: