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

  • Explain contraceptive methods, modes of action, preparations, contraindications and side effects
  • Identify types of emergency contraception and products. Explain their mode of action, efficacy, contraindications, interactions and side effects
  • Recognise when the Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) is appropriate
  • Recognise situations requiring referral to other health professionals
  • Appropriately advise and counsel patients who require the ECP
  • Explain Best Practice Guidelines for the Supply by Pharmacists of the ECP

Go to the Resource and Learning Directory to enrol in the Emergency Contraceptive Pill course.