Removing Barriers to Providing IUDs in the Primary Care Setting

Release Date: May 15, 2024
Expiration Date: May 15, 2025
Time to Complete Activity: 0.75 hour

Faculty 

Emily M. Godfrey, MD, MPH
Professor
Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Sarah W. Prager, MD, MAS
Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Complex Family Planning
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Target Audience 

This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of primary care clinicians (physicians, PAs, and nurse practitioners) and residents and fellows in family medicine. The activity also may be of benefit to other physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are involved in family planning.
 

Educational Provider 

This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.  

Supporter Acknowledgment 

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Program Overview

In this webinar, Dr. Emily Godfrey and Dr. Sarah Prager will review the IUD (intrauterine device) as a long-acting reversible contraceptive along with the CDC guidelines for medical eligibility and use. The effectiveness and safety of the IUD will be considered. Importantly, the issue of pain at IUD insertion will be explored including which patient type experiences the most pain; how experts manage the effects of social media on patient perception of IUDs; IUD options for women at risk to experience greater pain at IUD insertion; and what pharmacologic approaches can be used to mitigate pain at IUD insertion.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe IUDs’ benefits and risks for patients seeking contraception, including adolescents
  • Apply best practices for proper IUD insertion and removal for eligible patients, including pain management
  • Develop a communication plan to address patients’ concerns about pain during and after IUD insertion

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Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PA Continuing Education 

PAs may claim a maximum of 0.75 Category 1 credit for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

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Instructions for Participation

To receive a certificate of participation, participants must:

  • Follow instructions to register or log in with your professional information and complete the pretest
  • View the online activity in its entirety
  • Complete and submit the online posttest and evaluation. You must answer 70% of the posttest questions correctly to earn credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to successfully complete the posttest

A certificate of participation will be available for download/printing immediately following your successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.

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All relevant relationships are identified and mitigated according to Paradigm policy prior to individuals assuming their roles, and are disclosed prior to learners’ engagement in the activity. Paradigm is committed to providing learners with high-quality accredited continuing education that promotes improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The content of this activity was independently reviewed to ensure that it is fair and balanced, scientifically rigorous, evidence based, and aligned with the public interest. All relevant relationships have been mitigated.

Emily M. Godfrey, MD, MPH
Speakers’ Bureau: Organon

Sarah W. Prager, MD, MAS
Advisor: GenBioPro
Other (Trainer): Organon 

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