This one day, hands-on and theoretical training course focuses on the outpatient management of miscarriage and abortion using manual vacuum aspiration.
Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) is an alternative to electric suction or dilatation and curettage for evacuation of the uterine contents. The MVA procedure is performed with a hand-operated vacuum syringe, typically under local anaesthetic.
The Curriculum Committee works with the Specialty Education Advisory Committee to ensure the curriculum evolves in response to (or in anticipation of) changes in practice. With the high safety profile of this procedure and the increasing potential for the delivery of uterine evacuation outside of theatre, there is a need to improve access to this in the UK. The MVA procedure is accessible, easy to deliver, does not require a general anaesthetic and is cost-effective. In addition to providing a grounding in the MVA procedure, this course covers the equipment, staffing, analgesia and other requirements for surgical uterine evacuation in the outpatient setting.
We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment. There are a maximum of 24 places.
Who should attend?
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology ATSM/FSRH Special Skills Abortion Care trainers
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology ATSM/FSRH Special Skills Abortion Care trainees
- Experienced staff in miscarriage/abortion care keen to expand their competence/skills
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Learn to confidently fit together and operate a MVA kit
- Gain knowledge of appropriate pain relief
- Safely undertake MVA of uterine contents in a model
- Learn to provide appropriate support for the woman and her support person
- Gain skills to develop a business case for MVA
- Meet others with experience of setting up similar services
- Make contacts for sharing guidelines and pathways
Dr Patricia Lohr FACOG, London
Honorary Director of Conferences
Mr Nick Panay MRCOG, London