Event details

As everyone is aware a pill check is very important.

The role of the HCA is to collect information to support a practitioner who must be on site. They cannot make diagnosis or give treatment in this field .e.g. decide which pill is best for the women if she has side effects with the one she is taking.

This day will give the HCA an overall understanding of the Pill and Depo and the other considerations for women related to these scenarios, however, it will NOT enable the HCA to give care to women without clear guidelines, protocols and templates being developed by the surgery/place of work to ensure safety for women, the HCA and the practice.

Course content:

  • The menstrual cycle in relation to contraception and pregnancy testing.
  • History taking in relation to contraception/sexual health
  • Consent and Fraser guidelines
  • Observations required related to contraception
  • Enabling testing for asymptomatic patients to take self swabs and urine collection.

Learning outcomes:

After this study day the HCA will be able to:-

  • Understand how to collect urine and correctly conduct a pregnancy test at the appropriate time to ensure an accurate result.
  • Understand the menstrual cycle in relation to the contraception methods and how they work.
  • Be enabled to collect information from a person to give to a practitioner to enable them to make diagnosis and give appropriate treatment in relation to contraception.
  • Have an understanding of the issues related to collecting a sample from an asymptomatic patient for basic screening in a practice setting.
This day does not enable an HCA to work alone to conduct pill checks, conduct sexual health screening or give contraception injections to patients.

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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.