What you get by completing this session

  • 35 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. A 10 minute quiz is included.

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Professor John Newnham AM and Senior Australian of the Year, leads the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance whose goal is to safely lower the rate of preterm birth in Australia. The seven major interventions will be discussed. The significance of recent research regarding the importance of maintaining pregnancies till 39 weeks will be counterpoised against a recent tendency towards elective early birth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and screen women for the common risk factors of pre-term birth
  • Apply the seven interventions outlined by the Australian Preterm birth prevention Alliance (APBPA) in the assessment and care of pregnant women
  • Relate the importance of delaying birth until 39 weeks gestation in the absence of medical or obstetric necessity to deliver earlier
  • Recognise the parameters of normal cervical measurement on mid pregnancy ultrasounds and promptly refer cases outside those parameters for medical treatment

About the Expert

Professor John Newnham AM

Prof John Newnham is the Chief Scientific Director and heads up the scientific arm of The Women and Infants Research Foundation (the leading authorities in the prevention of preterm birth). Professor Newnham was appointed as WIRF’s Executive Director in 1996 and since then has spearheaded the Foundation’s diverse research portfolio. He is a Professor of Obstetrics at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and is a sub-specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine. He is Head of the UWA School of Women’s and Infants’ Health based at King Edward Memorial Hospital; and Head of the newly defined UWA Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Peking University, Beijing, and Honorary Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing, China.

Course curriculum

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    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

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    Topic: Prevention of Preterm Birth in Australia

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

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    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

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