Nurses and Midwives: Yes we can!

Precongress Course 12

icon_nurses Nurses and Midwives
 

Course type
Advanced


Course co-ordinators

Helen Kendrew (United Kingdom) and Eline Dancet (Belgium)



Course description

Since the historical conception of Louise Brown nurses and midwifes have played a role in fertility clinics. This role differs between countries and clinics. Role expansion is definetly taking place in different European countries. This course starts by addressing the historical and the current role of nurses and midwives within European fertility clinics. It continues by providing knowledge for taking up the challenge of providing emotional support and of counseling patients on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. The afternoon will be devoted to an exciting practical session on ultrasound scanning. Delegates will pass by three work stations.



Target audience
Nurses and midwives working within reproductive health


Educational needs and expected outcomes

The role and body of knowledge of nurses and midwives is often undervalued, as evidenced by the lack of national associations, artcles and book publications of fertility nurses and midwives. The logbook of nurses and midwives taking the ESHRE exam showed that the role of nurses and midwives varies a lot between European countries. This indicates the need to provide evidence on the historical and current role of nurses and midwives and to provide nurses and midwives keen to expand their current role with the therefore necessary knowledge and practical skills.

Programme




Monday 02 July 2018

09:00 - 09:30
Where do IVF nurses and midwifes come from?
Heidi Birch, United Kingdom
09:30 - 09:45
Discussion
09:45 - 10:15
The current roles of nurses and midwifes in European clinics?
Eline Dancet, Belgium
10:15 - 10:30
Discussion
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30
Yes, nurses and midwifes have a new role in PGD
Speaker to be announced
11:30 - 11:45
Discussion
11:45 - 12:15
Yes, nurses and midwifes can provide emotional support
Uschi Van den Broeck, Belgium
12:15 - 12:30
Discussion
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:00
Yes, we can do ultrasound scanning: introduction to the workstations
Thibaud Vernet, France
Speaker to be announced
Speaker to be announced
Annick Geril, Belgium
14:00 - 14:15
Discussion
14:15 - 14:45
Workstation A: Ultrasound monitoring during controlled ovarian stimulation
Thibaud Vernet, France
Speaker to be announced
14:45 - 15:00
Discussion
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00
Workstation B: Yes we can, diagnostic ultrasound scanning
Thibaud Vernet, France
Speaker to be announced
16:00 - 16:15
Discussion
16:15 - 16:45
Workstation C: ultrasound scanning during embryo transfer
Thibaud Vernet, France
Annick Geril, Belgium
16:45 - 17:00
Discussion