Job Aids and Other Tools for Providing IUDs

Various tools for providers, including job aids, pertaining to providing IUDs are available throughout the IUD Toolkit. This page includes all tools and job aids included throughout the toolkit in one place for easy access.

Handbooks | Developing and Updating National Guidelines | IUD Training Resources | Logistics | Program Management | Screening | Counseling | Communication  


 

Handbooks

World Health Organization Department of Reproductive Health and Research and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs

2007 | 8 p

Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers, offers clinic-based health care professionals in developing countries the latest guidance on providing contraceptive methods. Primary features of the handbook include…

 

World Health Organization Department of Reproductive Health and Research and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs

2007 | 26 p

Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers, offers clinic-based health care professionals in developing countries the latest guidance on providing contraceptive methods. Primary features of the handbook include…

 

 


Developing and Updating National Guidelines

JHPIEGO

2009 | 24 slides

These PowerPoint slides identify guideline components and lead the reader through the best practices for development, update, and dissemination of national guidelines.

 


IUD Training Resources

FHI 360

2004 | 47 slides

The purpose of this module is to meet the continuing educational needs of family planning practitioners, program managers, and policy makers in resource-constrained settings by providing up-to-date, evidence-based information on the IUD. Topics include...

 

JHPIEGO

2006 | 10 p

This tool provides detailed instructions for processing instruments, gloves, and other items used for IUD insertion and removal to prevent infections.

 

JHPIEGO

2006 | 4 p

This tool provides tips to prevent infections during IUD insertion and removal, including selecting the appropriate setting and attire for clients and staff, as well as specific infection prevention measures to take before, during, and afer the insertion and removal procedures…

 

JHPIEGO

2006 | 3 p

This tool provides detailed instructions for inserting a loaded IUD into a woman's uterus. Reprinted, with slight modifications, from JHPIEGO (2006). IUD Guidelines for Family Planning Service Programs: A Problem-Solving Reference Manual, 3rd edition…

 

JHPIEGO

2006 | 4 p

This tool provides detailed instructions for loading the regular Copper T 380A IUD in the sterile package. Reprinted, with slight modifications, from JHPIEGO (2006). IUD Guidelines for Family Planning Service Programs: A Problem-Solving Reference Manual, 3rd edition…

 

JHPIEGO

2006 | 4 p

This tool provides detailed instructions for loading the Safe Load Copper T 380A IUD in the sterile package.  Reprinted, with slight modifications, from JHPIEGO (2006). IUD Guidelines for Family Planning Service Programs: A Problem-Solving Reference Manual, 3rd edition...

 

JHPIEGO

2006 | 2 p

This tool provides detailed instructions for sounding the uterus. Reprinted, with slight modifications, from JHPIEGO (2006). IUD Guidelines for Family Planning Service Programs: A Problem-Solving Reference Manual, 3rd edition…

 

 

EngenderHealth, The ACQUIRE Project

2008 | 183 p

This resource, intended for use by both program managers and trainers, consists of essential training information and tools for training health care providers in reproductive health and family planning (RH/FP). It draws on the training experience of EngenderHealth and a number of other...  

 


Logistics 

INFO Project

2004

This tool can help countries develop and implement strategies to secure essential supplies for family planning and reproductive health programs.

 

INFO Project

2008

This guide describes how stakeholders can use the SPARHCS Tool as a framework for identifying and prioritizing key RHCS issues, use and adapt the Tool, and carry out a process to plan and implement RHCS strategic plans. The Guide provides real world examples and options on how to use the program...

 

Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

A web site for coordination of contraceptive orders and shipments. The RHInterchange provides access to up-to-date, harmonized data on more than $1 billion worth of shipments of contraceptive supplies for more than 140 countries around the world. Can be used for pipeline monitoring, commodity...

 

 

USAID | DELIVER PROJECT

2009 | 113 p

This qualitative data collection instrument provides a comprehensive system-level assessment of logistics system performance for any program that manages a health commodity.

 

USAID | DELIVER PROJECT

2008 | 46 p

A quantitative data collection instrument that assesses health commodity logistics system performance and commodity availability at health facilities. The User's Guide is included and provides detailed instructions on how to use the tool.

 

 

EngenderHealth

2010

Reality √ is a family planning projection tool consisting of a straightforward Excel Workbook that allows one to assess past trends in the CPR and test future scenarios for the geographic area in which one’s program is operating. The tool also allows users to test and assess whether established goals are reasonable…

 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This tool is primarily used to estimate quantity and cost of contraceptives that will be needed in a country for each of the next five years.

 

USAID | DELIVER PROJECT

Desktop software tool that helps program managers plan optimal procurement and delivery schedules for health commodities, and it monitors their orders throughout the supply chain. Policymakers, product suppliers, and donors can generate reports, estimate future project needs, and use the software...

 

USAID Health Policy Initiative

A program to project family planning requirements in order for consumers and/or nations to reach their goals of contraceptive practice or desired fertility.

 

 

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)

2008 | 644 p

As more developing countries take on responsibility for purchasing health commodities, requisite capabilities -- such as decision-making, planning, and technical skills -- often require strengthening. To address this need, PATH developed the comprehensive Procurement Capacity Toolkit for those...

 

 


Program Management

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs, The INFO Project

2006 | 1 p

Introducing or reintroducing a contraceptive requires attention to policy and service delivery, on one hand, and to the public and potential users’ knowledge and perceptions, on the other. Family planning program managers can ask themselves, clinic administrators, and service providers the questions in this checklist…

 

JHPIEGO

2004 | 29 p

This IUD assessment tool provides performance standards for IUD provision based on type of visit-new client or revisit. It may be used as part of a programmatic performance improvement initiative, by the site or individual providers to self-assess or by external evaluators to assess achievement of…

 

 


Screening

FHI 360

2008 | 3 p (checklist)

Family Health International (FHI), with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, has developed a simple checklist to help providers determine quickly and with confidence whether a client may use an IUD. Based on WHO's Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (2004; updated 2008)…

 

FHI 360

2008 | 2 p (checklist)

The Pregnancy Checklist contains a series of questions to rule out pregnancy. These questions, based on criteria established by the World Health Organization (WHO) for determining with reasonable certainty that a woman is not pregnant, are also included in the COC, DMPA, IUD…

 

World Health Organization [WHO]

2009 | 1 p

This wheel contains the medical eligibility criteria for starting use of contraceptive methods. It is based on the Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 3rd edition and its 2008 Update. This update of the MEC Wheel contains 25 new recommendations that tell family planning providers...

 

FHI 360

2008 | 1 p

The World Health Organization (WHO) develops detailed criteria that health care workers can follow to determine which contraceptive methods are medically suitable for their clients. These criteria are based on the most current scientific knowledge about the effectiveness, risks, and benefits of...

 

 


Counseling

Population Council

2008

The Balanced Counseling Strategy (BCS) is a practical, interactive, client-friendly counseling strategy that uses three key job aids (visual memory aids) for counseling clients about family planning. The process, tested and refined in several countries, involves a set of steps to determine the...

 

INFO Project and International Planned Parenthood Federation

2007 | 86 p

The information in this document is compiled from the online searchable Contraceptive Myths and Counseling Messages Database. It provides evidence-based information and counseling messages that providers around the world have used to dispel commonly-held contraceptive myths...

 

Pathfinder International

2006 | 6 p

This brief gives providers tips for to counteract rumors and misconceptions about IUDs that clients might have. It also provides common rumors or misconceptions about IUDs and the facts that providers need to dispel those rumors/misconceptions.

 

World Health Organization [WHO]

2005

This interactive counseling resource is a tool for family planning clients and providers to use together to: help clients choose and use the method of contraception that suits them best; give providers essential information needed to offer high-quality family planning care to clients; and help providers counsel clients more effectively…

 

 


Communication Resources

FHI 360

2007 | 1 p

This 1-page chart compares the effectiveness of various family planning methods, including IUDs, and has a few key messages on how to make ones method more effective which could be useful to providers and program managers alike.

 

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs

2007 | 1p  

This wall chart illustrates all contraceptive methods including IUDs and explains whether each method is temporary or permanent, its effectiveness, ease of use, and side effects. It also includes a chart which shows which methods are not advisable for certain health conditions (smoking,...

 

 

INFO Project

2008 | 8 p

Program managers can use these tools to help plan and develop their BCC programs pertaining to the promotion of IUDs or other family planning methods.

 

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs, Population Communication Services [PCS]

2003

The purpose of this book is to share a set of steps and tools to help ensure that behavior change communication efforts are developed strategically— with participation from all stakeholders, clear goals, segmented audiences, and effective messages based on sound research and credible theory....