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Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Training


The goal of the Family PACT Program is to provide women and men a means by which they can decided for themselves the number, timing, and spacing of their children. In collaboration with Bayer (Mirena), Allergan/Medicines 360 (Liletta), and Merck (Nexplanon), OFP is offering LARC trainings to prepare providers to offer and provide both intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implant services to Family PACT clients. All Medi-Cal providers in good standing are eligible to attend LARC training.

Provider Applicants: Effective June 1, 2019, each provider site enrolling into the Family PACT Program must identify, at a minimum, one practitioner trained to provide Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) services onsite. The trained practitioner must be indicated on the application for enrollment.

Who should attend?

 

Physician

Physician Assistants

Nurse Practitioners

Certified Nurse Midwives


 

Only licensed personnel with family planning skills, knowledge and competency may provide medical services under Family PACT in accordance with W&I Code, Section 24005 (b). 


 

Upcoming Trainings

 

Due to the public health emergency, LARC trainings offered by the Office of Family Planning are on hold. However, please see below for other available trainings that may satisfy this requirement.



Intrauterine Device and Contraceptive Implant Trainings (On-site and Virtual)

 

Family PACT providers may refer to this list of training resources on Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs), which include the copper and hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implant. 

Please note not all trainings include instruction on, or practice of, the insertion and removal of IUDs and contraceptive implant.

IUD:

Contraceptive Implant:

  • Organon Connect - Provides training on Nexplanon through Organon’s Clinical Training Program. To request a training, call the Organon Service Center at 1-844-674-3200 or complete an online training request form 

IUD and Contraceptive Implant:

  • National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning – Provides both on-site and virtual IUD training and contraceptive implant placement (will ship IUD demo kits and pelvic model directly to the provider).
  • Upstream USA – Provides CME/CEU-eligible virtual trainings to providers that includes a combination of e-learning modules, videos, live workshops, and an in-depth practicum for clinicians. 

Informational Webinars and Online Training Resources:

  • Innovating Education in Reproductive Health – This video series, created in partnership with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) LARC Program, covers a variety of clinical topics related to the provision of LARC methods.
  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists This video series, created in collaboration with the Innovating Education in Reproductive Health program at the University of California, San Francisco Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, covers a variety of clinical topics related to the provision of LARC methods.
  • Beyond the Pill – Provides three types of CME/CE-accredited training: virtual, on-site, and online (self-paced) to increase provider knowledge and skills and improve patient access to the full range of contraceptives. The virtual trainings cover best practices for contraceptive care during COVID-19, and help clinics incorporate telemedicine.
  • Essential Access Health – Provides trainings to enhance the skills needed to provide high-quality IUD and implant services, including effective patient-centered counseling, techniques for method placement and removal, best practices for the prevention of complications, and management of complications and challenging cases.


 

For questions, please contact:

Office of Family Planning

916.650.0414 |  OFPprovidertrainings@dhcs.ca.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

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