Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)

Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)

In 2002, the NZ law changed to allow pharmacists to supply levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive pills. Pharmacists must be accredited to supply ECP according to standards from the Pharmacy Council.

The aims of this training are to examine the clinical aspects of emergency contraception and to prepare the pharmacist for the supply of the levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive pill (ECP).

College Education and Training provide a training course for pharmacists to become accredited to provide the ECP.

On completion of this training participants will

  • Understand contraceptive methods and preparations.
  • Describe the types of products available for post-coital contraception, their mode of action and their efficacy.
  • Identify when ECP is appropriate.
  • Identify situations requiring referral to a medical practitioner or family planning clinic.
  • Provide advice to patients relating to emergency contraception.
  • Evaluate the Standards applying to the sale of ECP by accredited pharmacists.

To register an expression of interest to attend a live course in December 2016 or an audioconference on July and December 2016 to become ECP accredited, please email college@psnz.org.nz.

A CD of the training is available through the Resources Directory