Sonic Healthcare is one of the world's largest medical diagnostics companies, providing laboratory and radiology services to medical practitioners, hospitals, community health services, and their collective patients. Sonic operates Australia's largest network of primary care medical centres - Independent Practitioner Network (IPN), as well as Australia’s premier provider of in-clinic, onsite and expeditionary medical services, Sonic HealthPlus.
Expert: Prof Graeme Suthers
Prof Graeme Suthers is the National Director of Genetics for Sonic Healthcare (Australia). He has held senior appointments in the South Australian public sector prior to his appointment with Sonic. His current role involves the development of genetic services for patients and families across Sonic’s clinical and laboratory services Australia-wide. He is a member in a number of professional and government committees involved in implementing cost-effective genetic services of high quality.
In this presentation Prof Graeme Suthers discusses reproductive carrier screening and the potential impact screening has on the incidence of children with severe, untreatable and/or difficult to treat conditions. Prof Suthers highlights the significant impact of screening on the options available to couples who are considering pregnancy or an early pregnancy.
- Understand why reproductive carrier screening is important
- Describe the disorders reproductive carrier screening can include
- Discuss the different ways in which carrier screening can be arranged, either sequentially or synchronously
- Outline the successful steps involved in pre-test counselling
- Describe steps in the 'expanded reproductive pathway'
Reproductive Carrier Screening - What Nurses and Midwives Need to Know (26 mins of CPD)
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