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IVF Online Training Topics

on May 23, 2013

Originally posted Sep 14, 2012 –
My doctor has an online training course that they require you to take before you start IVF.  It is amazing how much technology goes into the whole process and procedure.  I’ve been doing a ton of internet research to educate myself about fertility and IVF.  I think we both consider ourselves pretty well versed on the subject- as sad as that may be its also powerful.  We know our doctor is up to date on all the latest research and technology.  We know we are in good hands with him.  I love seeing recent articles about IVF and reading our practice’s name as a contributor. 

The e-learing site is username/password protected.  At the end of the course there is self assessment to complete.  You don’t have to learn in the order listed and you can sign in and out whenever you want.  Some of the subjects are PDF files you read and others are videos you watch.

List of topics:

1) Understanding Your IVF Cycle

  • Stimulating Egg Production (video)
  • Egg Retrieval (video)
  • Insemination, Fertilization and Embryo Growth (video)
  • Embryo Transfer (video)
  • IVF Nurse Consultation (video)
  • Summary of an IVF Cycle
  • A Typical IVF Cycle Timeline
  • Post Retrieval Instructions
  • Pre Embryo Transfer Instruction Sheet
  • Post Embryo Transfer Instructions
  • IVF Information Booklet


2) Cycle Medication

  • Cycle Medication (video)
  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
  • Medication Descriptions and Side Effects
  • Refrigerating Medication and Male Medication
  • Safe Syringe Disposal
  • Prescription and Pharmacy Information
  • Injection Sites
  • How to Administer Your Medications (videos)
    • Menopur
    • Low Dose hCG and HCG
    • General injection training


3) Morning Monitoring Protocol for Ovulation Induction

  • Morning Monitoring (video)
  • Morning Monitoring Hours
  • Obtaining Morning Monitoring Results and Understanding RMA’s Physician Rotation


4) Cycle Flow Sheets

  • Antagon LDHCG Follistim Pen
  • Antagon LDHCG Gonal F Pen
  • Micro Flare
  • Down Reg
  • Instructions for starting birth control and Lupron in a Down Reg cycle


5) Cycle Consent Forms

  • Cycle Consents (video)
  • Consent for Assisted Reproduction, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrcytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Assisted Hatching, Embryo Freezing (Cryopreservation)
  • Consent Form for Research/Research Subject Information
  • SART Data Collection Consent


6) Pregnancy Information

  • Pregnancy Monitoring (video)
  • Pregnancy After Infertility
  • What Should Pregnant Women Know About 2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)?


7) Finance Information

  • Financial Information for your IVF Cycle


8) Laser Acupuncture

  • Marc Passmann Discussing Traditional Acupuncture (video)
  • Marc Passmann Discussing Laser Acupuncture (video)
  • Learn More About Laser Acupuncture


9) Additional Information

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Glossary


10) Survey and Self Assessment

  • Survey
  • Self Assessment


And “just for fun” they include a Hangman Game (tool for self evaluation)- probably because you want to hang yourself after reading through all this.


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