NU581 Best Practice in Cervical Smear Taking

The module is aimed at Nurses or Healthcare Professionals working in clinical settings which take cervical smears. It aims to give health professionals the knowledge and skills required for an effective cervical screening programme. The module is developed and delivered in collaboration with CervicalCheck, the national screening programme. On successful completion of the module the student will be able to critically discuss the concept of screening. Discuss the rationale for the national screening programme CervicalCheck. Describe accurately the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive organs. Demonstrate competence in taking cervical smears, and the ability to produce a good laboratory sample and dispatch it appropriately. Demonstrate the ability to document the findings on history and examination, interpret laboratory smear results accurately and apply screening recommendations appropriately in each situation. Describe full range of treatment options available for women who return abnormal smears or who have cervical cancer. This module has five units, which are delivered on line via Blackboard, students will also have supported clinical supervision and be required to submit a specified number of cervical smears.

For a training prospectus and a registration form please click here.

The module has reached full capacity, no more application will be considered.
The workshop day in NUI Galway is Wednesday September 21st 2022.

For further details contact:

Mari Moran (Mornings: Wednesday - Friday)
School of Nursing & Midwifery 
NUI Galway
T: 091 493740

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