Contraceptive Series: Best Practices in Contraceptive Care

Event Price
$70 / $60 for Essential Access Health Title X Agency Staff

Despite the wide range of birth control methods available today, there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to contraception: the right method for one person will not necessarily be the best method for someone else, and a patient's method choice at one point in their life may not be the best method for them at another stage. Health care providers are key partners for patients interested in using contraception, and they have the opportunity and responsibility to provide information to their clients to help them make informed decisions about the best method for them.

In this e-learning course a team of national experts share practical strategies, the latest research and case studies for providing quality contraceptive care for all patients.

Who should attend?
  • Clinicians
  • Nurses/Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Family Planning Staff
  • Clinic Administrators
  • Health Educators
  • Medical Assistants
  • Counselors + Social Workers
What will you learn?

Chapter 1: LARCs and More: A Contraceptive Update
After this chapter, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits, risks, and side effects of the available contraceptive method.
  2. Use a tiered effectiveness counseling approach and the 2016 US Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) and Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (SPR).

Chapter 2: Addressing Myths + Concerns About Contraceptive Risk
After this chapter, you will be able to:

  1. Describe patient's concerns about the safety and side effects of different methods of contraception and why they might believe that there are serious health risks.
  2. Compare the known contraceptive health risks with risks in daily life.
  3. Describe how to counsel about contraceptive efficacy.

Chapter 3: Increasing the Effectiveness of 2nd Tier Contraception
After this chapter, you will be able to:

  1. Identify common user errors that can make pills, patch, ring and shot less effective at preventing pregnancy.
  2. Name at least two strategies for increasing the effectiveness for each second tier method.
  3. Describe the most useful way to counsel patients about back-up methods.

Chapter 4: Postpartum Contraception
After this chapter, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the need for contraception in the postpartum period.
  2. Estimate the risk of VTE in immediate postpartum period + impact estrogen containing methods might have on those risks.
  3. Counsel patients on the risks that progestin-only methods might have on breastfeeding success.
  4. Outline the procedures for immediate postpartum IUD placement + estimate rates of complication.

Chapter 5: Emergency Contraception: Effective Counseling
After this chapter, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the latest findings in Emergency Contraception research.
  2. Describe the rationale for changes in guidelines for ECP use and for timing of subsequent contraception.
Continuing Education

The course fee includes CEU processing (CPH = 5.0; CHES = 5.0; Nursing = 6.2; CME = 5.0).

Certified in Public Health (CPH):
This event was sponsored by Essential Access Health, an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners for 5.0 credits.

Health Educators (CHES®):
Essential Access Health, provider #98021, is designated as a provider of Category 1 continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Health educators attending this program may report up to 5.0 contact hours.

Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #CEP 12241, for 6.2 contact hours.

CME: Essential Access Health is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Essential Access Health designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Event Location

Online Course

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