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Menopause – Diagnosis and Management

Duration: 1 Day(s)
CPD Hours: 8
Start Time: 09:15
End Time: 16:30

OVERVIEW

If you are new to the menopause or looking to increase your confidence in basic menopause care, this workshop is designed to give you’re the tools to feel confident in general menopause care. The workshop is founded upon current evidence-based best practice, covering the key principals of assessment, diagnosis and management of the menopause, from premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) to late menopause (age 16 to 60+).

Contents are underpinned by current national guidelines and competences, from organisations such as the British Menopause Society (BMS), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Public Health England (PHE), the Royal College of Obstetricians Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Who should attend: Health care professionals in primary or secondary care, delivering menopause care.

CONTENT

Defining menopause presentations: POI, Early Menopause, Perimeneopause, Menopause

Diagnosis of menopause at different ages

Instigations: What, When and How to interpret results

Contraception in menopause

Non-hormonal management of the menopause

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Indications and Contra-Indications.

Management of Common Problems in the Menopause: Heavy menstrual bleeding, Fibroids.

Risk Assessment in the Menopause: Breast Cancer, Cardio-Vascular Disease, Osteoporosis.

Troubleshoot and managing side-effects of HRT.

Managing Complex Menopause: History of Premenstrual Syndrome, Coronary Heart Disease, Thyroid Disease, Hypertension.

Postmenopausal Bleeding: What does this mean? The management of.

Long-Term Health Benefits of HRT: Heart, bone and brain health

HRT over the age of 60 - Stopping HRT

AIMS AND OUTCOMES

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Diagnose the menopause and exclude other hormone disorders
  • Undertake an evidence based risk verses benefits assessment for the POI and the menopause
  • Confidently discuss the risks and benefits of HRT
  • Blood Tests: when and why needed, interpretation for results
  • Individualise menopause care
  • Understand the difference between compounded bio-identical hormones and licensed body-hormones
  • Advise on the hormonal and non-hormonal options for management of the menopause
  • Confidently initiate HRT and assess efficacy with licensed prescribing limits
  • Troubleshoot common HRT problems and safely refer for further investigations
  • Sign-post to reliable health resources
  • Indication for concurrent contraception in POI and the menopause
  • When to stop HRT, if to stop HRT

ATTENDED BY

  • Nurses
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Doctors

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