Cervical Screening Update for the Smear-taker

This update course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and confidence required to enable delegates to function proficiently and confidently within the national programme.

Suitable for: All smear-takers in the Primary Care arena that require their update.

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Aim

To refresh and update knowledge of the role of the sample taker in cervical cytology, and to help improve individual performance.

Objectives

  • Outline the principles of screening, and identify who is screened.
  • Discuss the importance of quality assurance within cancer screening.
  • Outline the anatomy of the cervix and the techniques for taking a good smear test.
  • Identify the limitations of screening.
  • Outline how to communicate with the patient throughout the consultation.
  • Discuss HPV testing and screening.
  • Discuss colposcopy and the management of the abnormal smear.

Please note: Current cervical sampler’s (smear taker’s) should undertake update education every three years as per the recommendations within the Northern Ireland Standards for Nurse and Midwife Education Providers: Cervical Screening Sample Taking Final Version 02 December 2016.

 

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At the end of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Discuss the principles of screening, and identify who is screened.
  • Discuss the importance of quality assurance within cancer screening.
  • identify the anatomy of the cervix and the techniques for taking a good smear test.
  • Identify the limitations of screening.
  • Discuss how to communicate with the patient throughout the consultation.
  • Discuss HPV testing and screening.
  • Discuss colposcopy and the management of the abnormal smear.

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Cost

£102.00

Time

9am – 1pm

 

Location

Kingsbridge Training Academy
10 Falcon Way, Boucher Road,
Belfast, BT12 6SQ

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4 CPD Hours