Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) 2018 Update

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization. If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course is intended to increase the participant's knowledge of long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) available in the United States, discuss the CDC US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraception, discuss how to provide contraceptive counseling without coercion and how to manage the side effects of LARCs.

Instructor: Tracy P. George, DNP, APRN-BC, CNE, Assistant Professor of Nursing/Francis Marion University & Nurse Practitioner- SCDHEC Marion County Health Department

Target Audience: Nurses and other healthcare professionals

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

Identify the LARCs available in the United States.

Discuss the Centers for Disease control and Prevention's (CDC) US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraception.

Discuss how to provide contraceptive counseling without coercion.

Explain how to manage the common side effects of LARCs.

Length of Course: 40 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 0.6 contact hour and 0.6 pharmacology hour.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.06 CEUs (0.6 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.  Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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