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Colposcopy post-menopause: the challenges and solutions

Cervical cancer screening typically ends after 65 years of age but many women reach menopause before they age out of the screening process. This will inevitably lead some women to need colposcopy post menopause, especially if they did not receive regular screenings in...

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Vagina or vulva? The importance of educating patients

A recent Twitter feud has brought to the light the pervasive misconceptions about the female body. Many women do not know the difference between the terms vagina and vulva. This lack of patient understanding can have an impact on healthcare outcomes. In February 2019,...

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Why don’t more nurse practitioners train in colposcopy?

  Nurse practitioners are well placed to perform colposcopy. The depth of relationship typically created between NPs and their patients can help put patients at ease about a procedure that can be daunting. NPs generally have more time in each appointment than...

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How to prevent burnout in SANEs

  SANE nurses are at high risk of burnout. Long examinations, extended shifts lasting into the late hours of the night, and the significant burden of guiding sexual assault victims through their darkest hours can quickly take its toll. As a SANE, it is vital that...

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Multispectral imaging for cervical cancer detection

There have been few changes in colposcopy in recent decades despite many advancements in other areas of cervical cancer treatment. HPV testing and vaccination have offered a new dimension to cervical cancer screening and prevention but few adaptations have been made...

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Counteracting patient misinformation

  Patient education and understanding of medical procedures plays an essential role in improving the patient experience. But as clinicians, we cannot control the multitude of sources patients use. So when patients have read incorrect or questionable information,...

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