The Advanced Workshop of Intrauterine Systems provides an introduction to this advanced procedure. This practical workshop will give you a step-by-step guide to the procedure and valuable insight into the safety guidelines you need to know to avoid complications. You will learn what equipment is necessary to achieve the best outcomes for your patients, with the opportunity to practice on simulated models.
The only one of its kind, this program will teach what equipment is necessary to achieve the best outcomes for your patients, with the opportunity to practice the procedure on simulated models and enable you to seriously consider this advanced procedure for your practice. The program will also provide a valuable insight into the safety guidelines you need to know to avoid complications and demonstrate how to plan patient counselling with an analysis of patient case scenarios.
- Determining the correct steps in the process of intrauterine procedures
- Recognizing the safety rules to avoid complications during intrauterine procedures
- Determining the necessary equipment for intrauterine procedures
- Planning patient counselling
- Analyzing patient case scenarios
Module 1 – Introduction to Intrauterine Systems
This session commences with outlining the reasons for using long acting and reversible contraceptive options and which types of intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCD) are available. The modes of action are details including the advantages and disadvantages of levonorgrestrel-releasing intrauterine systems (LNG-IUS). Guidance criteria that enables and supports clinicians to deliver safe, evidence-based contraceptive care to women are provided. A comparison is made between the different IUCDs. The use of IUDs for non-contraceptive purposes including hormone therapy or menorrhagia is included. The session outlines the correct steps in the process of intrauterine procedures, emphasizing training requirements, examination and investigation, timing and rare and unusual complications during insertion. Reducing insertion related pain and prevention of insertion crisis are the two topics that conclude this session.
Module 2: Copper IUD and IUS Practical
This session focusses on possible complications and management of IUDs, starting with intrauterine or extrauterine pregnancy. The session then continues with factors that influence malposition and expulsion, perforation or pelvic infection/pelvic inflammatory disease, bleeding or persistent pain and the management of these incidences. Furthermore, the removal of IUS (in women aged 50+ or of devices inserted in other countries) is described. A brief overview of copper IUDs is given, listing main mode of action, effectiveness and indications and contraindications. A comparison is made between levonorgrestrel-releasing intrauterine systems and coper IUDs as well as the advantages and disadvantages specific to copper IUDs. The session concludes with the use of copper IUDs as an emergency contraception and hormonal IUD effective options.
Module 3: IUS Practical and Case Studies
The session recognizes the safety rules to avoid complications in intrauterine procedures, starting with a pre-insertion counselling checklist, including aspects like (contra-)indications/suitability, microbiological screening, timing of insertion and pre-medication. The session details the necessary equipment for intrauterine procedures, including a so-called emergency tray consisting of several drugs like Diazepam, Atropine and mefenamic acid. A description is given of the insertion process in which special attention is being paid to the necessity of patient informed consent. A post-insertion checklist is given including aspects like documentation, re-iteration of possible complications and discussion of follow-up.
The session concludes with an overview of the IUS removal procedure.
Module 4: Case Studies
This session examines different case studies. The first case study of this last session commences with the case of a 23-year-old nulliparous woman who wants to use an IUS because of dissatisfaction with the COC she is currently using. The second case study is of a 30-year-old mother of one who is currently breastfeeding. She had an occurrence of pelvic inflammatory disease. The final case study is of a 37-year old woman who has an IUCD sitting within the pelvic cavity. In all studies the questions and concerns of the patients are discussed in small groups and then the larger group. The session concludes with business considerations, including cost of providing IUD service, cost of equipment/consumables and cost comparisons.
Entry Requirements and Requisites
The Advanced Workshop of Intrauterine Systems is designed for Medical Doctors and International Medical Graduates who are interested in performing IUS insertions and removals in the primary care setting, who also wish to gain an introduction to this advanced procedure. Participants can expect a step-by-step guide to the technique and valuable insights into the necessary approach to achieve the best outcomes for their patients. The program assumes previous experience in clinical procedures.
Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the courses are delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing in English is assumed.
For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all course content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.
- For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all education content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.
- Online pre-course activity to be completed in your own time.
- All presentation slides and further learning materials available for permanent access and download.
- Instruments and consumables for practical sessions.
- Post-course online assessment to be completed in your own time within six months of workshop attendance.
- Access to the HealthCert Community with additional free learning opportunities, special offers and other benefits.
The workshop includes presentations and demonstrations from an expert in the field. The program is delivered on Sundays and incorporates practical hands-on application using medical grade models. Online assessment in the form of multiple choice questions will take place after the workshop.
If you choose to attend the optional practical workshop and there is cause for postponement or you cannot travel due to Covid-19 restrictions, full workshop refund, transfer or alternative learning opportunities will be available for you. View full refunds and cancellation policy
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- The clinical attachment program is aimed at qualified general practitioners who have completed the relevant HealthCert courses (or equivalent). Places are subject to availability and clinic schedules.
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Sun, 27 February 2022
Lecture and Hands-on
Cliftons Melbourne - Collins Street
1/440 Collins St,
Dr Nelum Dharmapriya
MBChB(UK), MRCP, FRACGP General Practitioner at Narangba Doctors, Queensland Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UK (DRCOG) 2000 Diploma of Family planning and Sexual Health Medicine, UK (DFFP) 2003 Obtained Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques by FFPRHC, 2003
Dr Nelum Dharmapriya was born in Sri Lanka. She graduated from the University of Aberdeen, UK, in 1995 and was a partner at Heaton Norris Medical Centre in Stockport, UK, for seven years. Nelum arrived in Australia in 2009 and established Narangba Doctors in 2012. She is married with two teenage boys and loves to spend time outdoors – running, cycling, travelling and reading.