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Intrauterine Device (IUD) insertion training is available at our Box Hill clinic and in partnership with Family Planning Victoria through a small number of other clinics.

Course content

Family Planning Victoria’s IUD insertion course consists of:

  • pre-reading and completion of predisposing activity
  • attendance at IUD insertion theory workshop
  • IUD insertion clinical attachments with attainment of IUD insertion competency
  • IUD written assessment.

Who would benefit from this course?

As IUD insertion is at the highest skill end of primary care women’s health practice, GPs are required to be at an appropriate level of experience/training to participate. 

Entry requirements / Eligibility

Before commencing this training, GPs should be experienced in contraceptive counselling, IUD assessments, management of IUD problems and have well developed bimanual pelvic examination skills.

GPs at practices with the following facilities are best placed to undertake this training:

  • a bed with stirrups
  • a nurse to provide assistance
  • sufficient numbers of women needing insertions to ensure maintenance of skills
  • other doctors trained in IUD insertion to assist if there are problems. 

Doctors who are planning to leave their current practice should delay training until they are established in a clinic that has the capacity to support IUD insertions. 

All course participants completing any of their clinical placement component at Family Planning Victoria sites must obtain a national police check (included in cost of course). This must be processed and passed before placement can commence, which can take over a week.

Assessment

Written and clinical skills competency based assessment.

Outcomes

To gain competency in IUD insertion.

Accreditation / Recognition

RACGP: Category 1 Women’s Health Points Apply.

Cost

Fees apply.  Please contact Family Planning Victoria for further information.

We respect your privacy

Family Planning Victoria takes its obligations under the Victorian Health Records Act 2001 and the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) seriously and would like to take all reasonable steps in order to comply and protect the privacy of the personal information that we hold. Please refer to our full privacy policy http://www.fpv.org.au/privacy.

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Clinical & Community Education Unit

Telephone: 03 9257 0129 

Fax: 03 9257 0111 

Email: ceu@fpv.org.au