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Predict to Prevent – Birmingham – 19 May 2017

Mr Nigel Simpson BIRTH2 Course Director - Predict to Prevent
May 19, 2017 8:30 am
May 19, 2017 4:30 pm
Birmingham, United Kingdom   View map


Effective care of mothers and babies at risk of preterm birth, growth restriction and stillbirth

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Effective care of mothers and babies at risk of preterm birth, growth restriction and stillbirth

Ensuring effective assessment and care of at-risk babies before and at the time of delivery

6 Hours Relevant for CPD

£95 for full day of training, including lunch, tea and coffee. Please note administration fee charges of £30 per booking will be made for any cancellations as we are a not for profit organisation and will have incurred costs.

£30 discount available for students, please enter stu30  as voucher code at checkout (must provide student ID at registration on the day).

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Relevant For: All clinical staff with an interest in preterm delivery and the management of small babies (sonographers, midwives, obstetricians).

Over 90% of premature babies now survive the immediate postpartum period, but the resultant morbidity can be significant and takes a high toll on families. 1 in 133 babies are stillborn or die within seven days of birth (Maternity Services in England (NAO, Nov 2013). The UK has one of the highest neonatal mortality rates in Europe, 75% of these deaths were babies under 2500g. Predictive methods need to be learnt in order to prevent future deaths from occurring.

Aims of the Course

· To provide an evidence-based clinical overview of care for babies at risk of preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, and stillbirth
· To be aware of and conversant in prediction, prevention, and management of preterm birth
· To understand and implement the best evidence in relation to the screening, diagnosis and management of SGA/FGR babies
· To understand the origins of stillbirth and implement practical interventions to reduce its incidence
Please note: Interactive workstations will be in groups of no more than 12, each with experienced faculty drawn from all relevant groups.

Course Content

This exciting one-day course will be of interest to all clinical staff with an interest in the prediction and prevention of preterm labour together with the management of small babies using the best evidence (where available) in order to guide clinicians in relation to diagnosis, investigation and management.

Faculty has been drawn from leaders in the field with national and international reputations, together with local obstetricians and midwife sonographers working on the front-line, with the intention to provide interactive sessions and lively discussion about problems that arise in everyday clinical practice and the challenges posed in attempting to deliver a high quality service for all – particularly the new RCOG recommendations regarding the use of Doppler as a method of screening.

· Identifying women at risk of preterm birth
· Prediction and prevention of prematurity
· Care of the baby due to be born preterm
· Identifying pregnancies at risk of SGA
· Optimal methods for diagnosing the small baby: fundal height measurements, customised growth charts
· Management of SGA: implementing surveillance as set out in national guidelines
· Antenatal identification of babies at risk of stillbirth
· Strategies to reduce stillbirth in your unit
· Optimal assessment of fetal wellbeing: fetal movements, growth and Doppler scans, antenatal CTG
Please note: The course does not address technical aspects of scanning, multiple pregnancies or pregnancies with fetal abnormalities. Hands-on technical ultrasound training will not be part of this course.

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