APNA's definition of primary health care nursing covers health, scope of practice, primary health care, roles and settings. We also explore general practice nursing and Phillips et al. six roles of the general practice nurse.
Managing Fertility in General Practice
This course aims to provide practice nurses with an understanding of fertility health and family planning and the reproductive health implications for men and women within a general practice setting. The course seeks to enhance knowledge in fertility health and family planning, which may lead to an interest in further studies.
For your optimal learning experience, the course has been divided into the following sections:
- Family Planning and general practice,
- Current trends in contraception, unintended pregnancy and fertility,
- The female menstrual cycle, the role of female hormones and fertility awareness,
- Communication skills,
- Preconception, and
- Unintended pregnancy.
Approximately 4 hours / 4 CPD hours
Cost: $249 inc GST / APNA Members $79
About the Author
This course has been developed through the Practice Nurse Family Planning Capacity Building (PNFPCB) Project funded by the Department of Health.
The development of this course has relied on evidence-based education and resources from members of the Steering Committee, Expert Working Group and lead content writers. These members cover a comprehensive knowledge base originating from streams such as Sexual Health & Family Planning Australia, Australian Medicare Local Alliance, Andrology Australia, Wise Women Business and Family Planning NSW.
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Improve your knowledge on issues pertinent to family planning within a general practice setting,
- Increase your ability to identify opportunities to expedite health promotion education to your patients,
- Identify current trends in contraception, pregnancy and fertility,
- Explain the female menstrual cycle, the role of hormones and fertility awareness,
- Revisit communication skills and the role in managing fertility in a general practice,
- Name the contraceptives available in Australia,
- Improve your knowledge on preconception advice, and
- Gain an understanding of the issues related to unintended pregnancy and referral pathways.
On completion of this course you may want to undertake postgraduate studies in the area of reproduction and sexual health.
Suitable for nurses working in primary health care including general practice.
What you’ll get
At the completion of each module you will be presented with a brief online assessment that will test your underpinning knowledge.
To fully complete the course and claim your full CPD hours, we recommend you also complete the corresponding survey at the end. It only takes a few minutes to complete.
Once you have completed all sections of the course, a certificate will be available next to the course name in the ‘My Training’ section of APNA Online Learning.