Bacterial Vaginosis

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  • $180.00 incl. GST for non-members

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Most women at some stage in their lives experience a vaginal infection. Vaginal conditions are very common, and while most are not serious, they can make women feel embarrassed and concerned. Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a vaginal infection, resulting from changes in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria. It is the most common vaginal condition in women of childbearing age, but often not recognised, especially if symptoms are minimal or non-existent.

The condition is not usually serious but can lead to complications in pregnancy, or in women trying to get pregnant. It can also lead to an increased risk of STIs, including HIV, chlamydia or gonorrhoea.

This course reviews the causes, presentation, and diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis and describes the treatment and management options available. It also provides links to recommended patient resources.

About this learning module;

This learning consists of an interactive learning module and a reflective template to help you use this education to improve everyday practice.

This learning activity has been accredited by PSNZ Education (Professional Development and Training) for 1 hour of professional learning and is suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s records for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

This course is not formally assessed.

This learning can be used for your annual recertification requirements -

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this module learners will be able to:

  • Describe the vaginal microbiome and its importance in maintaining the health of the vagina.
  • Describe the causes and presentation of BV
  • Identify the factors required for diagnosis and distinguish the condition from other vaginal conditions.
  • Describe the treatment and management options available.
  • Identify the factors involved with recurrence and describe option for prevention.
  • Know how and where to access appropriate patient resources.

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    PSNZ Education, Professional Development and Training would like to acknowledge Aspen NZ for their financial support for this course allowing us to make it free for our members. The content has been developed independently of their support.

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