Interests: Family Planning / Birth Control / Contraception / Primary Health Care
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.
Registered Nurses who are required to offer oral and injectable contraceptives to their clients.
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.
The course consists of 12 Modules which includes all modern contraceptive methods available in South Africa including:
5 days contact and
3 months to complete the POE & practical assessments
Accredited according to the HPCSA CPD Guidelines for Health Professionals - for a total of 23 clinical points on Level 2.
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.