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Best Practices in Providing Emergency Contraception

Event Price
$20 / FREE for Essential Access Health Title X Agency Staff (CA + HI)

This course is an overview of current best practices in providing emergency contraception (EC). It covers the latest science on how certain IUDs and oral EC pill varieties work to prevent pregnancy. The course will also address practical considerations like scheduling same-day EC appointments for people in need of EC and how to talk to patients about side effects, how body size/body mass index (BMI) impacts EC efficacy, and the advance provision of oral EC pills. The course includes case studies, responding to common patient questions, and strategies for removing access barriers to EC.

Who should attend?
  • Clinicians
  • Nurses
  • Family Planning Counselors
  • Medical Assistants
  • Health Educators + Health Education Specialists
What will you learn?

After completing this curriculum, you will be able to:

  • Define "emergency contraception"
  • List all evidence-based forms of emergency contraception
  • Describe how each form of emergency contraception works
  • Identify scenarios when a patient may benefit from emergency contraception
  • Discuss best practices for talking to patients about their EC options and removing access barriers
Continuing Education

The course fee includes CEU processing (CPH = 1.0; CHES = 1.0; Nursing = 1.2; CME = 1.0).

Certified in Public Health (CPH):
This event was sponsored by Essential Access Health, an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners for 1.0 credits.

Health Educators (CHES®):
Essential Access Health, provider #98021, is designated as a provider of Category 1 continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Health educators attending this program may report up to 1.0 contact hours.

Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #CEP 12241, for 1.2 contact hours.

Essential Access Health is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Essential Access Health designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Event Location

Online Course

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