Nursing CPD Institute

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 05 October 2021
This session explores the recommendations for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding in women using the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Clinical Care Standard as the basis.

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“Review  the current national recommendations for the management of abnormal menstrual bleeding in women”

Course Content

Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common problem affecting 25% of women of reproductive age. It has been defined as ‘excessive menstrual blood loss which interferes with the woman’s physical, emotional, social and material quality of life, and which can occur alone or in combination with other symptoms. While hysterectomy rates have fallen worldwide since the 1990s, Australia has higher rates than comparable countries. 

This session explores the Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard which was developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care in 2017. The goal of this standard is to ensure that women with heavy menstrual bleeding are offered the least invasive and most effective treatment appropriate to their clinical needs, and have the opportunity to make an informed choice from the range of treatments suitable to their individual situation.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain knowledge of the variance in treatment offered to women in regional and metropolitan areas of Australia
  • Learn the standard investigations that should be undertaken for women with abnormal uterine bleeding 
  • Receive information regarding the  common causes of abnormal menstrual bleeding in women
  • Review the current national recommendations for the management of abnormal menstrual bleeding in women
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