This webinar aims to improve health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of vulvodynia (vulval pain), a chronic pain condition affecting many women. By the end of the webinar health professionals working in primary care will be able to deliver evidence-based, best-practice management to patients, including individualised multidisciplinary specialist referral, leading to improved health outcomes for their clients.
By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- recognise vulvodynia as a chronic pain disorder affecting many women
- understand the role of the members of the multidisciplinary team in the management of vulval pain and when to make appropriate referrals
- list the essential elements of a consultation with a woman who presents with vulval pain or possible vulvodynia
- understand the process of chronic pain theory in relation to vulvodynia and its long-term mental and emotional effects
- discuss a range of appropriate evidence-based treatment options with patients.
Accreditation of webinars for CPD
Jean Hailes education activities can be used to fulfil the CPD requirements of many registered health professions. Depending on your profession you may need to keep a record of some/all of the following: event date, provider, your learning needs in the area, the type of activity, content/details, learning outcomes, reflection on the activity, CPD hours.
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On completion of Jean Hailes' education activities you can fill out an online survey, after which, your certificate of completion will be emailed to you for your CPD record.
RACGP QI&CPD Program
This webinar is activity number 276154. It is accredited with RACGP for 3 CPD activity points.
Note: this activity does not count towards a GPs RANZCOG accreditation.
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- Localised provoked vestibulodynia (vulvodynia): assessment and management
- Provoked vestibulodynia: current perspectives
- Psychosocial factors associated with pain and sexual function in women with Vulvodynia: A systematic review
Jean Hailes resources:
- The Vulva booklet
- Vulvodynia & vestibulodynia webpage
- Vulva, vagina, ovaries & uterus webpage
- Vulva and vagina fact sheet
- Physiotherapy pelvic floor podcast (mentioned in the webinar)
To receive a certificate of completion and/or RACGP QI&CPD points, complete the evaluation survey below: