Basic Contraception

I really liked the scenario section, it’s a good way to solidify learning .

This interactive, practical, peer led training in basic contraception has been tailored for Practice Nurses in the primary care setting. It will enable clinicians to update knowledge and develop skills and workable strategies to take away and use in your clinical setting. This is a basic contraception update so it is NOT designed for nurses who have a family planning qualification. The course is for nurses who are required to re issue methods of contraception and discuss changes in methods as part of their day to day work. It is also ideal for those new to practice nursing.
Attending the course will enable you to:

  • Identify, discuss and appropriately promote different
  • methods of contraception including LARCS
  • Establish guidelines for the re-issue of contraceptive pills, patches and nuva ring
  • Develop guidelines to use for giving depo provera injections
  • Manage requests for emergency contraception
  • Identify and practice applying the Fraser Guidelines
  • Recognise the value of pregnancy testing
  • Identify the nurses role in TOP referral and follow up post abortion

This training, run over two half days, is for Practice Nurses who have already completed SHIP entry-level training and who require basic contraception. Applicants are required to attend both sessions.

Please note: If any sessions are missed without adequate notice of 1 week your surgery will be invoiced £60.