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Using simulation to practice IUD insertion and removal techniques

This article provides novice nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students with detailed information regarding techniques for safely and accurately inserting and removing an intrauterine device (IUD). The author provides step-by-step instructions for performing IUD insertion and removal, as well as a simulation module to enable practice and enhancement of IUD insertion and removal skills. Continue reading »

Treatment of a Bartholin gland abscess: A step-by-step approach using simulation

By Aimee Chism Holland, DNP, WHNP-BC, NP-C, RD and Bonnie Bibb, MSN, NP-C

This article provides novice nurse practitioners (NPs) or NP students, as well as NP students’ instructors and preceptors, with detailed information needed to safely perform an incision and drainage of a Bartholin gland abscess or large symptomatic Bartholin gland cyst with placement of a Word catheter or wound packing. The authors provide a simulation module that can be used to practice this procedure, which is performed to relieve vulvar discomfort and promote wound healing. Continue reading »