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A126 Caring for women around the menopause: Online

Course summary

This interactive 4-hour introductory course is ideal for primary care nurses, ANPs and other health care practitioners who work with women who are peri-menopausal. It offers a solid foundation in enabling healthcare providers to promote both a healthy menopause and to encourage positive health changes for the future.

Who should attend?

Advanced nurse practitioners
Practice nurses
First contact nurses
Nurse practitioners.
Allied Health Professionals

Important notes

All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance included. The course runs from 10:00am- 2:00pm

Completion of this course is not a guarantee of competency. Support and practice in the workplace with an experienced facilitator is required to attain competence level.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
0.5 day(s) 4 hour(s) POA

In-house enquiry

Aims / objectives

  • Greater awareness around the impact of the menopause on the health and wellbeing of women
  • Appreciate the potential barriers and hurdles for women in accessing advice and support around the menopause
  • Increased knowledge of the signs and symptoms of the menopause
  • Understand the risks and benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Be aware of the other treatment options available for women
  • Be more confident in counselling women regarding treatment choices around the menopause
  • Know where to signpost women to up to date information to aid their decision making
  • Be aware of the red flags and when to refer women for more specialist care and treatment. 

Course programme

  • Defining the menopause  
  • Menopause signs and symptoms
  • Impact of the menopause on the health and wellbeing of women
  • Diagnosis of the menopause
  • The impact of premature ovarian insufficiency 
  • The impact of surgical menopause and considerations
  • Promoting lifestyles changes 
  • Alternative therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy 
  • Hormone replacement therapy - risks and benefits 
  • Signposting women to up to date information
  • When to refer women for specialist menopause care 

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