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Contraceptive and Fertility Planning Short Course - Contact Tuition

Interests: Family Planning / Birth Control / Contraception / Primary Health Care


Introduction

In 2017 6,949,000 women were using a modern method of contraception. Because of that contraceptive use, 1,824,000 unintended pregnancies were prevented, 349,000 unsafe abortions were averted, and 1,000 maternal deaths were averted. Knowledge of effective contraception & Fertility planning is imperative to assist patients.

The FPD course will prepare the Professional Nurse to render a Family Planning clinical service.

The FPD course is aligned to the Dept of Health guidelines and aligned to 3-unit standards.

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Who Should Enroll?

Registered Nurses who are required to offer oral and injectable contraceptives to their clients.

Course Design

A 5-day Interactive workshop with lectures and practical demonstrations. Aligned to Unit Standards: 259363, 260406, 119559

Aligned to the National contraception & fertility planning policy & service delivery guidelines & The National contraception, fertility planning policy.

Course Content

The course consists of 12 Modules which includes all modern contraceptive methods available in South Africa including:

  • Contraception Policy, Guidelines & Protocols
  • Professional & Ethical conduct
  • Patient rights, values & culture
  • Principles of counselling
  • Drug interaction
  • Signs & symptoms of STI’s
  • Effective monitoring & evaluation
  • Family planning methods
  • Implanon Insertion
  • Pap Smears
  • IUCD Insertion

Duration

5 days contact and

3 months to complete the POE & practical assessments

Assessment

  • Theory - Multiple Choice Q paper
  • Practical assessment on insertion of one Implanon and one IUCD after completion of the POE

Admission Requirements

  • Proof of SANC Registration as a Professional Nurse
  • Booking is essential
  • Payment must be settled before training is undertaken

Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA CPD Guidelines for Health Professionals - for a total of 23 clinical points on Level 2.

Certification

To qualify for the certificate of competence, participants should fully attend the workshop, complete the theoretical and practical assessment and successfully complete a Portfolio of Evidence.