Virtual Coffee Breaks

Overview: Virtual Coffee Breaks

Virtual Coffee Breaks (VCBs) are short, focused, micro-learning opportunities designed to meet the needs of busy sexual and reproductive health clinicians. These 15-minute mini-courses help providers stay updated on evidence-based practices and issues emerging in a rapidly shifting healthcare landscape. 

The CTC-SRH is currently developing two new series of VCBs focusing on 1) Providing Intrauterine Contraception and 2) Assessment and Triage of Early Pregnancy Symptoms. Sign up for our newsletter to be alerted about our new VCBs to be released throughout 2023.

Participants can earn continuing education credits (CEs) for each Virtual Coffee Break by registering, completing the course, and successfully passing a learning check at www.HealthEKnowledge.org

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VCB Series: Providing Intrauterine Contraception

Intrauterine contraception (IUC) is the most commonly used, FDA-approved long-active reversible contraception. People who are actively trying to prevent a pregnancy appreciate it for its efficacy, ease of use, safety, and cost-effectiveness.  

This four-part Virtual Coffee Break series will help ensure that clinics and clinicians are prepared to confidently discuss IUC and ensure safe and equitable access for clients.

Part 1: Intrauterine Contraception: Mechanisms of Action, Terminology, Candidates for Use, and Duration of Use, November 28, 2022

This brief e-learning opportunity will prepare sexual and reproductive health clinicians to confidently discuss the types of intrauterine contraception (IUC) and their mechanisms of action, identify criteria for patient use, and describe the efficacy and duration of use for each.

Part 2: Intrauterine Contraception: Considerations for Client Care, Scheduling, Inventory, and Billing and Coding, March 10, 2023

This Virtual Coffee Break offers strategies and resources to support client care, scheduling, inventory, billing, and coding for intrauterine contraception (IUC) services.

Part 3: Intrauterine Contraception: Evaluation and Management of Pain and Bleeding, June 27, 2023

This VCB covers best practices for the evaluation and management of pain and bleeding during intrauterine contraception (IUC) use.

Part 4: Intrauterine Contraception: Difficult Placements and Removals, August 21, 2023

This Virtual Coffee Break reviews best practices for the evaluation and management of difficult placements and removals of intrauterine contraception (IUC) devices.

0.25 continuing education credits (CNE) are available for these activities. To obtain continuing education credits, participants must register and successfully pass a quiz for this activity. For further information and/or to register, visit www.HealthEKnowledge.org.

VCB Series: Assessment and Triage of Early Pregnancy Symptoms (Series)

Pregnancy testing and counseling are part of the core sexual and reproductive health services outlined in the 2021 Title X Family Planning Rule.  

This four-part series is designed to assist Title X clinical service providers with the assessment, management, and triage of early pregnancy symptoms.

Part 1: Early Pregnancy Diagnosis and Dating, December 14, 2022

This brief e-learning opportunity prepares sexual and reproductive health clinicians to provide pregnancy testing and counseling to clients and confidently determine gestational age.

Part 2: Pain and Bleeding in Early Pregnancy, January 30, 2023

This Virtual Coffee Break prepares sexual and reproductive health providers to diagnose and effectively manage pain and bleeding in early pregnancy.

Part 3: Management of Non-Viable Early Pregnancy, April 10, 2023

This Virtual Coffee Break will help providers diagnose, counsel, and treat clients with nonviable intrauterine pregnancy.

Part 4: Follow-Up and Complications After Early Pregnancy Loss, August 21, 2023

This Virtual Coffee Break was created to help providers diagnose, counsel, and treat clients who present with complications after an early pregnancy loss.

0.25 continuing education credits (CNE) are available for these activities. To obtain continuing education credits, participants must register and successfully pass a quiz for this activity. For further information and/or to register, visit www.HealthEKnowledge.org.

Archived Virtual Coffee Breaks

All Virtual Coffee Breaks

Early Pregnancy Diagnosis and Dating

This Virtual Coffee Break e-learning is intended for Title X clinical providers, nurses, and other staff who provide pregnancy testing and counseling to clients.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. List the types of pregnancy tests and their uses based on their human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) measurements and thresholds
  2. Describe the process of determining gestational age
  3. Discuss additional considerations for determining gestational age outside of the typical 28-day menstrual cycle
  4. Identify the actions necessary for evaluating and counseling a client with a positive pregnancy test

This e-learning activity is part of a series on Assessment and Triage of Early Pregnancy Symptoms.

Continuing education credits (0.25 CNE) are available for this activity. To obtain continuing education credits, participants must register for the course, complete course content, and successfully pass a quiz for this activity. For further information and/or to register, visit www.HealthEKnowledge.org. The 'view now' option allows participants to take the e-learning without registering but CE will not be awarded.

Released: 12/14/2022

Intrauterine Contraception: Mechanisms of Action, Terminology, Candidates for Use, and Duration of Use

This Virtual Coffee Break e-learning is intended for Title X clinical providers, pharmacists, nurses, and other staff who provide contraception counseling and administration. This brief learning opportunity will prepare participants to confidently discuss the types of intrauterine contraception (IUC) and their mechanisms of action, identify criteria for patient use, and describe the efficacy and duration of use for each.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the methods of intrauterine contraception (IUC)
  2. Discuss the mechanisms of action for each type of IUC
  3. Describe the nomenclature for intrauterine devices, including brand names
  4. Identify FDA-approved duration of use for each type of IUC
  5. List the criteria for candidate selection

This e-learning activity is part of a series on Providing Intrauterine Contraception.

Continuing education credits (0.25 CNE) are available for this activity. To obtain continuing education credits, participants must register for the course, complete course content, and successfully pass a quiz for this activity. For further information and/or to register, visit www.HealthEKnowledge.org. The 'view now' option allows participants to take the e-learning without registering but CE will not be awarded.

Released: 11/28/2022
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