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Activity description

90415 - Intrauterine Device Training in General Practice


Intrauterine Device Training in General Practice will provide GPs who have been providing regular women's health examinations for at least six months, the theory and practical skills to insert IUD's.

Relevance to General Practice

Long acting reversible contraception is being promoted as first line contraception for Australian women.

This includes both the contraceptive implant, known as Implanon (for which an extensive training program already exists) and Intrauterine devices (IUDs) which in Australia include both hormone releasing Mirena device and two forms of Copper containing IUD, Cu TT380 and Multiload.

Few Australian General Practitioners are trained to insert IUDs and the capacity to provide services is low. This is a safe skill for appropriately trained GP’s to provide and the model of training this activity will use is to train GP’s who have undertaken a predisposing activity and attended a small group interactive theory review session to insert devices for their own patients in their own practices.

Learning outcomes

  1. Explain the use of IUDs and their contraindications
  2. Demonstrate a systematic approach to pre-IUD insertion assessment and counselling, using checklists and consent forms
  3. Demonstrate competence and skills in IUD insertion
  4. Identify and discuss management of IUD related issues
  5. Review the location and use of emergency equipment for patient safety during IUD insertion

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Continuity of care promotes quality and safety

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • Current and emerging public health risks are effectively managed

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Duty of care is maintained

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Medico-legal requirements are integrated into accurate documentation

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Women's health
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • General practice teaching

Activity sponsor

Bayer Australia

Session summary


Thursday 2 Mar 2017 6:30pm - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time


43 Carrington St Adelaide


Face to face




All attendees welcome

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Rebecca Sharkey
T: 08 82746054