Village Fertility Pharmacy periodically sponsors educational events and workshops at fertility clinics and institutions to help keep nurses who specialize in reproductive endocrinology abreast of changes or updates within the industry.
In March of 2009, we invited Linda O'Reilly of UMASS Memorial Health Care, Division of Infectious Diseases, HIV Clinic, to present "HIV and Reproductive Issues" for the nurses at Boston IVF (BIVF) and the Chicago Association of Reproductive Endocrinologists (CARE). The 48-second video on the right-hand side of this page is a trailer of this talk. This is just a sampling of the kinds of educational events Village can offer your nursing team.
If you are interested in learning more about our current and future educational events, please contact Linda Romano, RN, BS, Director of Clinical Nursing Services at Village Fertility Pharmacy, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIV and Reproductive Issues
There are people who are living with HIV or who have been exposed to HIV who are currently seeking fertility treatments. This talk helps fertility nurses understand HIV and the evolution of its treatments so they may better serve these patients.
Linda O’Reilly is a board certified adult and psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner who works at UMASS Memorial Health Care, Division of Infectious Diseases, HIV Clinic. She has been working there and providing primary and consultative care to adults living with HIV since 1993.
In 2000, she was asked to develop and coordinate the Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program at UMASS. This program provides interventions and follow-up consultations to people who may have been exposed to HIV (and other infectious diseases), but are unable to be followed by UMASS Health Services.
O'Reilly works with emergency personnel such as paramedics and police officers, contract personnel, and adult sexual assault survivors. She provides the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners with invaluable resources, training and support so they can help sexual assault patients during their post exposure prophylaxis period. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at UMASS Graduate School of Nursing, and has also previously taught at Becker College Nursing Program.