Your patient tells you that they are experiencing severe pelvic pain. Could the cause of this be due to endometriosis, or is it something else?
This course will discuss the critical factors relating to endometriosis and the substantial burden to the Australian healthcare system this chronic condition proves to be.
- Gynaecological and non-gynaecological causes of pelvic pain;
- Diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis;
- A preventative approach to endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a common, chronic, painful pelvic condition. Historically this chronic condition is under-recognised in both the health sector and the general public, and subsequently can be left undiagnosed. Endometriosis can have a major impact on quality of life for a person and the person does not always receive adequate treatment.
Health professionals need to be able to distinguish endometriosis from other causes of pelvic pain so that they can appropriately advise their patients. There is a growing need recognised by the Australian government to improve awareness, education, diagnosis and treatment of this chronic condition. This would allow for better health outcomes for those experiencing endometriosis.
The purpose of this Course is to enhance awareness of the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for endometriosis, and how it differs from other causes of pelvic pain and discomfort.
- Explain what endometriosis is and how it is different from other causes of pelvic pain.
- Identify the common signs and symptoms of endometriosis.
- Be able to describe to patients and colleagues how endometriosis may be diagnosed and treated.
This Course is most relevant to registered nurses, midwives and other health professionals caring for women of all ages, and especially those working in women's health, primary practice and adolescent health.
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