2022 Primary Care: The Provision of and Counseling About Emergency Contraception [PRC22-8907]
December 8, 2021
December 31, 2022
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There is a high unintended pregnancy rate in the United States, in part due to inadequate patient knowledge about how to get and use emergency contraception to avoid pregnancy. Many care providers are not up-to-date with guidelines on how to counsel patients about emergency contraception, and many do not routinely discuss emergency contraception with patients. This course aims to improve the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of providers regarding the provision of and counseling about emergency contraception use. This course will provide one question per day for 4 weeks.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Course Director: Ivana Thompson, MD Course Item Writers: Ivana Thompson, MD; Meredith Huszagh, BS and Heidi Carpenter, BS Course Reviewers: Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC; Kim V. Garvey, MLIS, MS, PhD and Rob Bland BA, MS CME Activity Director: Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC CME Activity Coordinator: Emily Lagunas
Faculty, course director, course item writers, course reviewers, CME Activity Director and CME Activity Coordinator indicated they have no financial relationships related to the content of this course to disclose.
Understand the purpose of emergency contraception and when its use is indicated.
Understand which patient factors to consider when selecting the most appropriate form of emergency contraception for each patient (e.g. obesity, desire for future fertility, hormonal contraception use, breastfeeding).
Describe the mechanism of action and efficacy of all evidence-based emergency contraception options.
Describe the safety, risks, and common side effects of all evidence-based emergency contraception options.
Describe how to counsel regarding the resumption of regular contraception use following the use of emergency contraception.
Describe the appropriate timing for use of each emergency contraception method after intercourse.
Describe the return precautions and indications for seeking medical attention following emergency contraception use.
Identify common misconceptions about emergency contraception (e.g. safety of repeat use, effect on future fertility, effect on existing pregnancy, behavioral effects of advance provision) and provide appropriate counseling.
Understand the average cost and availability of the guideline-based emergency contraception options.
Describe the contraindications to the use of emergency contraception.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 4.00 credits awarded for answering at least 16 questions .
Non-Physician Attendance: 4.00 credits awarded for answering at least 16 questions .