The predisposing activity involves completion of an online IUD theory course. This is an interactive online training program with information on IUD types, pre and post IUD insertion assessment and management of IUD complications.
The online component must be completed prior to a practical workshop (approx. 3 hours) which will involve reviewing current guidelines on IUD insertion and training. The workshop will also involve discussing practical considerations required for teaching IUD insertion in general practice. Case studies and role plays will be utilised to facilitate training situations and reflect on current clinical practice.
On completion of the theory component, IUD insertion trainers will go on to train another medical practitioner in IUD insertion to receive full certification from SHINE SA.
Relevant guidelines and a comprehensive training log will be provided to document the trainees IUD insertion experience as well as provide proof of training. Clinical training can be undertaken either in the trainer’s practice or the trainee’s practice. SHINE SA does not facilitate clinical training for this course.
On submission of an IUD log trainees will be issued with a certificate of completion of IUD Insertion training. The IUD trainer will also receive a certificate of completion and can go on to supervise the clinical component of IUD insertion under the SHINE SA training program.
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To be eligible for this program there is a minimum requirement of:
- 2 years’ experience in IUD insertion in Australia
- a minimum of 30 previous IUD insertions
- maintenance of current IUD practice with at least 10 insertions per year
- unconditional AHPRA registration
- current medical indemnity insurance
Experience in both hormonal and copper IUD insertion is desirable.
Participants in the IUD Insertion Train the Trainer Program should have extensive experience in contraceptive counselling and have well-developed bimanual pelvic examination skills. Generally, this would mean participants have undertaken a FPAA Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health or a RANZCOG certificate or diploma, or have considerable experience in sexual health and gynaecology.
Application for IUD Insertion Train the Trainer Program is applied for on the assumption of the above and enrolment in training is at the discretion of the Coordinator of Medical Education and LARC Coordinator.
How to Apply
To apply for this program please complete the IUD Train the Trainer Program Application Form: