The purpose of this course is to examine the trends and issues in the health and health care of patients in relation to reproductive health and pelvic exams. The course builds on the nurse's/ clinician’s knowledge and skills in reproductive health to enable them to offer a quality, patient/ centered cervical cancer screening and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing for whom services are inadequate or inaccessible. The course is available to clinicians whose scope of practice includes pelvic examinations. A theoretical framework based on the social determinants of health provides the foundation for learning the skills and information required to provide pelvic exams for clients. Included is a skills workshop to provide participants with the opportunity to learn and practice: inspection of external genitalia, vaginal speculum insertion, bimanual examination, Pap smear techniques, and STI testing. During the skills workshop this course utilizes Clinical Teaching Assistants, who are trained to teach and guide students in pelvic exams while receiving exams themselves.
$425.80 - $433.47 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.
This two day Pelvic Exam Course takes place at BCWH in Vancouver BC. This course examines the trends and issues in the health and health care of patients in relation to reproductive health and pelvic exams. The course builds on the nurse’s knowledge and skills in reproductive health to enable them to offer a quality, patient/woman-centered reproductive screening, for whom services are inadequate or inaccessible. Included is a skills workshop to provide participants with the opportunity to learn and practice: inspection of external genitalia, vaginal speculum insertion, bimanual examination, Pap smear techniques, and STI testing.
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Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.
This is a two day Pelvic Exam Course takes place at BC Women's Hospital in Vancouver BC.
This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)
In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Identify current trends and issues related to our patients’ health in relation to reproductive health.
Describe the impacts of the social determinants of health on our patients in relation to reproductive health.
Recognize the diversity of patients’ experiences.
Describe the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of cervical cancer screening.
Define the relationship between Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical cancer.
Demonstrate competency in the performance of pelvic examinations, cervical cancer testing, testing for STI’s.
Describe your role as a health care provider in the follow up of abnormal findings, with respect to the BC Cancer Agency and the BC Centre for Disease Control.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017
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