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Modules

Our modules can all be used in package with others from other programmes to meet specific local needs.

To discuss a specific module contact development@rcog.org.uk

 

Essential Obstetric Skills Facilitator modules

  1. ABCD and resuscitation skills: a systematic approach
  2. Shock and the unconscious patient
  3. The Early Warning Score (EWS) system
  4. Obstetric haemorrhage
  5. Sepsis in the obstetric patient
  6. Severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  7. Obstructed labour
  8. Obstetric fistula
  9. Neonatal resuscitation
  10. Breech delivery
  11. Twin delivery
  12. Shoulder dystocia
  13. Assisted vaginal delivery by vacuum
  14. Communication skills
  15. Cord prolapse
  16. Uterine inversion
  17. Management of retained placenta
  18. Antenatal risk assessment
  19. Early pregnancy loss
  20. A human rights based approach to providing care – Respectful Care

Appendix A WHO partogram 80

Appendix B Checklist for Respectful Care 81

 

Essential Gynaecological Skills modules

  1. Basic reproductive and clinical skills
  2. Contraception
  3. Sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV
  4. Emergency gynaecology and management of the acutely ill woman
  5. Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)
  6. Cervical Cancer
  7. Early pregnancy loss
  8. Subfertility
  9. Urogynaecology
  10. Improving standards: an introduction to clinical audit
  11. Gender-based violence

 

Leading safe Choices

Comprehensive Abortion Care Modules

  1. Introduction to training in comprehensive abortion care (CAC) 
  2. RCOG Best Practice Paper on comprehensive abortion care 
  3. Lecture 1: Setting the scene 
  4. Lecture 2: Abortion laws
  5. Lecture 3: Assessment and examination
  6. Lecture 4: Methods of inducing abortion
  7. Lecture 5: Management of complications
  8. Lecture 6: Post-abortion care including contraception 
  9. Lecture 7: Practical on-the-job training and supervision
  10. Infection prevention for MVA 23
  11. Assessments

Comprehensive Post-abortion Care

  1. Introduction to training in comprehensive post-abortion care (CPAC)
  2. RCOG Best Practice Paper on comprehensive post-abortion care
  3. Lecture 1: Setting the scene 
  4. Lecture 2: Assessment and examination 
  5. Lecture 3: Management of incomplete abortion
  6. Lecture 4: Post-abortion care including family planning
  7. Lecture 5: Medically indicated abortion
  8. Lecture 6: Practical on-the-job MVA training and supervision 
  9. Infection prevention for MVA
  10. Assessment

Post-abortion family planning

  1. Safety of family planning methods
  2. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) 
  3. Contraceptive implants (Implanon) 
  4. Depo-Provera 
  5. Progestogen-only pills (POP or mini pills) 
  6. Combined oral contraceptive (COC) pills 
  7. Female sterilisation
  8. Male sterilisation (vasectomy)
  9. Male condoms 
  10. Fertility awareness based (FAB) methods or natural family planning 
  11. How can a provider be reasonably sure that a woman is not pregnant?
  12. Use of emergency contraception

Appendices – ‘on-the-job’ aids:

  • Appendix A History taking for CPAC services 
  • Appendix B Key points in examination for incomplete abortion
  • Appendix C Characteristics of abortion procedures and medical and surgical management of incomplete abortion
  • Appendix D MVA checklist
  • Appendix E Pictorial chart of MVA steps
  • Appendix F Discharge instructions for a woman after an MVA
  • Appendix G Discharge instructions for a woman after medical management of incomplete abortion
  • Appendix H Checklist for IUD insertion after MVA
  • Appendix I Checklist of things a woman needs to know about a family planning method
  • Appendix J Checklist of things to ask when counselling about family planning
  • Appendix K Medical eligibility criteria (MEC) categories and summary tables 
  • Appendix L ABCDE approach to the management of sick patients
  • Appendix M Pro forma for gap analysis and action planning for a high-quality CPAC service 
  • Logbook of MVAs

 

Postpartum Family Planning

  1. Introduction to training in postpartum family planning (PPFP)
  2. RCOG Best Practice Paper on postpartum family planning
    • Lecture 1: Introduction to PPFP 
    • Lecture 2: The contraceptive methods – what you need to know (Part 1: long-acting reversible methods) 
    • Lecture 3: The contraceptive methods – what you need to know (Part 2: the other   methods)
    • Lecture 4: Choosing a safe method of contraception; using the WHO medical eligibility   criteria (MEC) 
    • Lecture 5: Introduction to PPFP counselling 
    • Lecture 6: Practical on-the-job training and supervision 
    • Infection prevention in PPFP
  3. Counselling for PPFP
  4. Immediate complications following PPIUD insertion
  5. Assessments

 

Postpartum Family Planning Counselling

  1. Introduction to training in postpartum family planning (PPFP)
  2. RCOG Best Practice Paper on postpartum family planning including:
    • Introduction to PPFP
    • The contraceptive methods – what you need to know (Part 1: long-acting
    •   reversible methods)
    • The contraceptive methods – what you need to know (Part 2: the other
    •   methods)
    • Choosing a safe method of contraception; using the WHO medical eligibility criteria
  3. Introduction to PPFP counselling
  4. Infection prevention in PPFP 23
  5. Counselling for PPFP
  6. Immediate complications following PPIUD insertion 35
  7. Assessments