Illustrative Module Session Plan - Tubal Ligation

The session plan summarizes how the resources and documents in the TRP should be used to achieve the learning objectives. Each section of the session plan addresses a module topic, such as “characteristics of female sterilization.” The slides to be shown with each section and appropriate handouts are identified. All of the TRP materials and resources are listed on the first few pages of each session plan, with links to the TRP files. The female sterilization module is divided into four sessions:

  • Session I is on the characteristics of female sterilization and includes key points for providers and clients, effectiveness, mechanism of action, health benefits of female sterilization, types of female sterilization procedures, timings of the procedure, method effectiveness and safety of the method, and side effects and complications.
  • Session II contains information on who can have sterilization, medical eligibility for the use of female sterilization, screening/client evaluation for eligibility (checklist) for contraceptive use, use of female sterilization by postpartum and postabortion women and by women with HIV, and preoperative client assessment.
  • Session III gives information on providing female sterilization; it covers counseling for female sterilization use, preoperative client assessment and client preparation for minilaparaotomy, the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system (including the anatomy of the anterior abdominal wall relevant to female sterilization), pain management, the minilaparotomy procedure itself, postoperative care, and preparing for problems and managing side effects and complications. Other areas covered in this session include the roles of the different members of the surgical team and practice of the minilaparotomy procedure on models and clients to gain competency.
  • Session IV is a separate session on infection prevention relevant to minilaparotomy procedure. It covers hand hygiene, use of appropriate barriers, abdominal preparation for minilaparotomy, establishing and maintaining a sterile field, instrument processing for reuse, maintenance of operation area and waste disposal.
  • NOTE: Although infection prevention is covered separately as the last session in the session plan, when planning and delivering the course, infection prevention must be covered before participants learn how to perform the minilaparotomy procedure. This is reflected in the illustrative training schedule where infection prevention is covered after session IIIC.

The Illustrative Training Schedule provides a snapshot of the breakdown of the female sterilization module by day, time, and topic covered.