193980 - Medical update: Maternity and Paediatrics
General practitioners are likely to be the first health professional women see when planning pregnancy, becoming pregnant, when they have concerns and their first point of contact in the postpartum period.
This activity will provide GPs with an update on the following topics in the area of pregnancy and paediatric care, specifically:
• First trimester screening
• What’s new in cerebral palsy
• Common neonatal issues
Early pregnancy complications including miscarriage, EP and PUL are very common (and numbers are increasing due to advanced maternal age and IVF pregnancies). It is not only clinically challenging but also extremely emotional for patients. Knowing the diagnosis criteria and management for these common conditions has significant impact in providing great care for these patients.
After a hundred years of stasis the rate of cerebral palsy is falling and with this fall we are seeing a drop in both the severity of disability and the incidence of associated disabilities such as epilepsy and visual impairment. Being up to date in this area and knowing about the progress in early diagnosis and intervention will help GPS provide timely advice and referral.
Neonates are very vulnerable in their first weeks of life. Timely and appropriate management of neonatal conditions is vital for health and developmental outcomes.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Children and young people health
- Pregnancy care
- Women's health