The Fertility Department participates in the teaching of medical and nurse students, medical secretary students and midwife students at Rigshospitalet.
The Fertility Department is involved with the medical specialist training in gynaecology and obstetrics, see also www.speciallaegeuddannelsen-gynobs.rh.dk
The area of medical continuing training focuses on physicians who are medical specialists and who want expert training in the field of assisted reproduction.
Continuing training of nurses is primarily about internal and informal further training as a fertility nurse, a position that includes specialist knowledge and routine in relation to a number of treatments that traditionally have been managed by physicians.The department participates in student training (48 students per year), training of young physicians in transvaginal ultrasound and short study trips during the medical specialist training programme.
Medical experts from Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet have in collaboration with international colleagues developed European guidelines on how to handle abnormal uterine bleeding during and after menopause aiming inter alia to reduce the number of unnecessary uterine Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) procedures.
One thing is to have state-of-the-art scanners; another thing is to decode the scan images. Rigshospitalet was one of the first hospitals in Europe to acquire an ultra-fast CT scanner. The hospital is now teaching physicians from all over the world to read scans of the heart.
Measurable effects of prioritised and focussed health and safety initiatives only come after implementation; transforming words into action in daily routines. This is what makes a winner and it is on this basis that Rigshospitalet received the European Good Practice Award in April 2013.