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.
Recording this activity for CPD points or hours
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Depending on your profession, you may need to keep a record of the following: event date, provider, your learning needs, type of activity, content details, learning outcomes, reflection on the activity and CPD hours.
RACGP’s CPD Program
The RACGP activity ID number for this webinar is 416744. It is accredited with RACGP for 1.5 hours of Educational Activity (EA).
This activity does not count towards a GP’s 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 CPD hours, complete the evaluation survey below: