Emergency Contraceptive Pill Accreditation Training - On Demand

  • $80.00 incl. GST for PSNZ members
  • $160.00 incl. GST for NZHPA members
  • $160.00 incl. GST for non-members

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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).


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Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Describe the current barriers for New Zealand women to access contraception
  • Describe the incidence of unintended pregnancy and rates of abortion in New Zealand
  • Explain the failure rates of current methods of contraception available in New Zealand
  • Identify when patients are at risk of unintended pregnancy, and when emergency contraception is required - including missed pills, drug interactions which reduce efficacy
  • Explain the menstrual cycle and its relevance to prescribing oral emergency contraception or recommending a postcoital IUD (PCIUD)
  • Provide advice on the available methods of emergency contraception, including their mode of action, risks and their relative efficacy and discuss follow up as required
  • Conduct a risk assessment, and refer women on to other services (eg sexual assault) as necessary
  • Counsel women on other aspects of sexual and reproductive health, eg the need for ongoing contraception / STI screening

    Obtaining Accreditation

    Pharmacists must achieve a 100% pass mark in Part A and Part B in order to attain accreditation. Once accreditation has been attained a Certificate of Completion of Training will be provided.

    One learning package must be purchased for each individual accreditation.
    Competence Standards Addressed: M1.2, M2.1, O1.1, O1.2, O1.3, O1.4, O3.5.

    About this learning module;

    This learning consists of a 2-hour webinar (recorded in 2021), supplementary readings and a multichoice assessment and a scenario-based assessment.

    This learning activity has been accredited by PSNZ Education (Professional Development and Training) for 3 hours of professional learning and is suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s records for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.


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