New emergency contraception course


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The Guild Pharmacy Academy is partnering with MS Health in the development of a new online course, “EllaOne® (ulipristal acetate 30mg tablet): A new option for emergency contraception”.

The course explores the unpredictability of the female ovulation cycle and the challenges in judging ovulation and pregnancy risk.

Following an incident of unprotected sexual intercourse, some women may seek out emergency contraception from their community pharmacy to avoid an unplanned pregnancy, the Guild points out.

These customers value the advice, clinical expertise, information and guidance that a pharmacist can provide to assist them in making decisions about their emergency contraception options, it says.

The supply of emergency contraception is a vital function which pharmacy provides for the community.

It is therefore crucial that pharmacists are committed to maintaining up-to-date knowledge of innovations in emergency contraception in order to deliver the best advice to women, says the Guild.

In the course, pharmacists can learn about the key differences in efficacy between EllaOne® (ulipristal acetate 30mg tablet) and levonorgestrel as options for emergency contraception.

It also provides course participants with advice for counselling their customers regarding the use of ulipristal acetate.

The Guild says it would like to thank MS Health for its assistance and expertise in the development of this course.

The completion of this online course will attract 0.75 Group One CPD Credits or 1.5 Group Two CPD Credits following the successful completion of an assessment.

To enrol in this course visit www.myCPD.org.au or contact the Guild Pharmacy Academy on 03 9810 9930 or email pharmacyguildacademy@guild.org.au for more information.

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