Standard Days Method Training

Course Description

The Standard Days Method Online Training is a self-instructional course designed to offer healthcare professionals a comprehensive orientation on how to counsel clients in the Standard Days Method® (SDM) of family planning.
The SDM is a simple and effective Fertility Awareness method of family planning and CycleBeads® are a visual tool that helps SDM users accurately track their menstrual cycles and identify their fertile days.
This online training includes the following modules:
  SDM Counseling. This module describes how to offer comprehensive, quality counseling for the SDM. It provides an overview of the medical and behavioral criteria for method use, the key elements covered in SDM counseling, and case studies to help you practice applying the method criteria.
Full review of the counseling module and successful completion of the accompanying quiz is required to receive credit for contact hours.
  SDM Information. This module provides an overview of the scientific basis of the SDM and the development and testing of the method.
  Resources. Provider Job Aids in PDF format that can be viewed, printed, or downloaded for use in counseling and teaching the SDM.
  This course takes approximately 2 hours to complete and has no pre-requisites. To take this course you must register by entering your name and email address. Once you take the course, you have the option of completing a quiz and an evaluation to obtain contact hours (for nurses, 2.4 contact hours and for nurse midwives 2.0 contact hours, for physicians 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits*). When you complete the quiz successfully (with a score of 85% or higher) you print your certificate. There is no cost for the certificate or contact hours.  
  To view the PDF files in this tutorial, you will need Adobe® Reader®. Movie files may be viewed with either QuickTime® or Windows Media Player®. For help on movie players, visit the Media Settings page.  

*This course has been planned and produced in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for the Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint sponsorship of Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health. No commercial support was received for the design or is currently received for the maintenance of this course.

Georgetown University Hospital is accredited by the ACCME and designates this educational activity (which was released for CMEs on May 11, 2007 until April 16, 2008) for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Each physician should claim credit only those hours of credit that he/she actually spends in the activity.

  The SDM Online Training Course, designed by Institute for Reproductive Health faculty, was fully developed with funding from government and national grants, with no commercial support. Neither the IRH nor the faculty has any financial relationship with the funding sources for this course.

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