Progestin Implant Aftercare Instructions
This one-page document is a take-home sheet of aftercare instructions for providers to give to patients who have had the Nexplanon (progestin implant) inserted. It lists important information about the implant, and provides a place for the patient to write down its removal date, four years after insertion. The instructions include information about irregular bleeding with periods, bruising and swelling at insertion site, and distinguishes between normal side effects and warning signs for which the patient should see a healthcare provider. The document clarifies that the implant does not protect from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV, advises condom use, and that patients discuss testing with their healthcare provider. Providers can customize this take-home sheet with their clinic’s information.
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