Understanding the Reproductive System

Understanding the Reproductive System 

The purpose of this course is to provide a basic overview of the male and female reproductive systems, common conditions, and care for clients with these conditions.

The content in this course is applicable to nursing assistants in all care settings.


Hours: 1.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.25 HOURS

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.20 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.25 HOURS

Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1933713

California Department of Public Health (CNA)

1.25 HOURS

Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.

The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.

This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-URS-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2025
Learning Objectives:
Recognize the basic structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems.
Discuss the human reproductive process, pregnancy, and postpartum care of mother and newborn.
Identify common conditions and disorders of the male and female reproductive systems.
Discuss different types of sexually transmitted infections.
Recognize basic signs and symptoms of each disorder and what to observe and report to the care team.
Describe how to provide care to the person who has had a surgical or in-office procedure of the reproductive system.


  1. Introduction

    1. About This Course

    2. Learning Objectives

  2. Introduction to the Reproductive System

    1. Introduction

    2. Male Reproductive System

    3. Female Reproductive System

    4. Menstruation

    5. Human Reproduction

    6. Birth Control or Contraception

    7. Conception

    8. Fertilization

    9. Implantation

  3. Pregnancy

    1. Introduction

    2. First Trimester

    3. Second Trimester

    4. Third Trimester

  4. Pregnancy-Related Health Problems

  5. Childbirth

    1. Childbirth Timing

    2. Stages of Labor

    3. Medication Induction

    4. Cesarean Section

  6. Care of the Postpartum Mother and Newborn Baby

    1. Observation and Reporting Vital Signs

    2. Pain Monitoring

    3. Recording Intake and Output

    4. Abnormal Bleeding

    5. Assist with Perineal Care

    6. Deep Vein Thrombosis Equipment

    7. Breastfeeding

    8. Ambulation

  7. Abnormal Conditions Associated with Reproduction

    1. Infertility

    2. Ectopic Pregnancy

    3. Miscarriage

    4. Review

    5. Newborn Care

    6. Hospital Setting

    7. Hospital Safety Measures

    8. Newborn Safety

    9. Illness Prevention

    10. Newborn Observation and Reporting

  8. Cancers of the Reproductive System

    1. Common Cancers

    2. Breast Cancer

    3. Ovarian Cancer

    4. Uterine Cancer

    5. Prostate Cancer

    6. Testicular Cancer

  9. Conditions Affecting the Male Reproductive System

    1. Common Conditions

    2. Prostate Conditions

    3. Testicular Conditions

    4. Erectile Dysfunction

  10. Conditions Affecting the Female Reproductive System

    1. Common Conditions

    2. Vaginitis

    3. Premenstrual Syndrome

    4. Abnormal Menstruation

    5. Endometriosis

    6. Uterine Fibroids

    7.  Menopause

  11. Sexually Transmitted Infections

    1. Introduction

    2. Premenstrual Syndrome

    3. Sexually Transmitted Infections-Virus

    4. Human Immunodeficiency Virus

    5. Human Papilloma Virus

    6. Herpes Simplex Virus

  12. Sexually Transmitted Parasites

    1. Trichomoniasis

    2. Pubic Lice

    3. Care of the Client with a Sexually Transmitted Infection

    4. Review

  13. Surgical and In-Office Procedures Involving the Reproductive System

    1. Pelvic Exam

    2. Preparation of Patient

    3. Positioning

    4. Pelvic Exam

    5. Specimen Collection

    6. Colposcopy

    7. Endometrial Ablation

    8. Dilation and Curettage

    9. Hysterectomy

    10. Mastectomy

    11. Circumcision

    12. Prostate Biopsy

    13. Transurethral Resection of the Prostate

    14. Orchiectomy

    15. Vasectomy

    16. Care, Observation, and Reporting

    17. Review

  14. Summary

    1. Sex Hormones

    2. Conception

    3. Clinical Practice Guidelines

    4. Pregnancy

    5. Childbirth

    6. Common Conditions and Disorders of the Reproductive System

    7. Conclusion

    8. Course Contributor

    9. References

    10. Congratulations

Instructor: Laura L. Morgan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Laura L. Morgan, MSN, RN, CCRP, NEA-BC, currently serves as the Clinical Education Specialist at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, New Mexico.  She plans, develops, implements, and evaluates educational programs for clinicians, using the most current research and clinical data, while fostering the implementation of evidence-based practice. Ms Morgan is an endorsed member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates, member of Sigma Theta Tau international honors Society of nursing, an instructor for Basic Life Support, Advance Cardiovascular Life support and a Board Certified Nurse Executive-Advanced from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Disclosure: Laura L. Morgan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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