The enhancement of continuing professional development for healthcare workers working in specialist areas of healthcare continues to be an imperative towards enhancing the quality of Uganda healthcare delivery system. Registered Nurses and Midwives in fertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART) settings provide education, counselling, support, and direct nursing care to patients seeking assistance with conception. Thus, Nurses comprise a large and integral part of the fertility and ART medical team, yet no standardized course of study is available to train new nurses or further the education of experienced nurses in the field.
This course is designed for nurses and midwives who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills to support best practice in fertility nursing by providing in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge about all aspects of ART including pre-treatment evaluation, diagnostic tests, treatment options, oocyte recovery, embryo transfer and skills in patient counselling.
The content of this Nurse Certificate Course has been developed to provide core theoretical and practical knowledge specific to the clinical practice of ART, addresses minimum competency needs, and provides evidence-based training for new and experienced nurses and midwives in the field. This evidence-based content will assist nurses to function in their roles safely and proficiently, ultimately contributing to improved quality of care and patient outcomes.
By the end of the professional training program, participant should be able to:
This educational activity is designed for registered nurses or midwife interested in reproductive endocrinology and infertility who meet the following criteria: hold a current, active nursing license in Uganda or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country, and have a minimum of 1000 hours of experience as a registered professional nurse.
This is an intensive 8 days lecture and hands-on based course for the interested participants.
The course consists of
This Activity has been evaluated and approved by the Continuing Education Approval Program of the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council for 40.0 contact hours of continuing education.