However, regional practices don't have to wait for an NPS CSS visit, because NPS CPD can be delivered at any time, via the internet as an interactive Skype Virtual Visit.
Virtual Visits give general practitioners more options to book NPS CPD at a date and time that suits them.
Virtual Visits are interactive discussions or topic content and as such, they qualify for RACGP and ACRRM accreditation, typically;
General practitioners and practice managers who would like to book an NPS Virtual Visit can book through the website or contact Nicole Humphry at WAPHA on (08) 6272 4921 or email Nicole.Humphry@wapha.org.au
The 2018 edition of the guidelines combines Module 1 and 2 of the Antenatal Care Guidelines, published in 2012 and 2014 respectively. A number of chapters were reviewed and updated for this edition, in accordance with NHRMC requirements for guideline development.
The guidelines provide evidence based recommendations to support health professionals to provide high quality, safe antenatal care in all settings. They highlight specific approaches to pregnancy care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, migrant and refugee women, and women with severe mental illness.
Among the changes is a new recommendation to encourage routine Hepatitis C testing at the first antenatal visit. Routine testing for Vitamin D status is now discouraged, unless there is a specific indication.
The guidelines recognise body mass index prior to pregnancy and weight gain during pregnancy as important determinants of health for both mothers and babies. The guidelines are designed for all health professionals caring for pregnant women, including midwives, obstetricians, general practitioners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and allied health professionals.
The Pregnancy Care Guidelines can be downloaded here.
This number is included in the revised patient handbook, which is being mailed to all Health Care Homes' practices and will be available online.
For more information on Health Care Homes, please visit here.
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