Congenital CMV Resources and Free E-Learning course
Earlier this year, we launched the 'Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) – Prevention is in Your Hands' e-learning course. This is provided to you FREE through a partnership with Cerebral Palsy Alliance, The University of Sydney, CMV Australia and ACM.
This has been recognised by the ACM for 2 CPD hours, which is equivalent to the course duration. Please click here to self enrol in the course today! Click here for the Course Overview.
Free Educational Resources
Cerebral Palsy Alliance have developed a series of pamphlets and posters which can be used to help educateand support women, families and health pofessionals. They are offering to provide these to midwives, free of charge, for use in your maternity unit, practice or workplace. All you need to do is let them know you are interested and where to send them to.
Click here to email Kath from CPA to be sent resources and pamphlets.
Please include your Name, Postal Address and Name of Practice/Workplace.
CMV is a common herpesvirus that circulates widely in our community. Just like other infections that you may be more familiar with, (e.g. Rubella), CMV infection during pregnancy can cause damage to the developing fetus. Research tells us that pregnant women want to know about CMV and what they can do to remain healthy during pregnancy. Counselling regarding simple preventive strategies has been shown to reduce CMV seroconversion during pregnancy and women find prevention messaging to be both acceptable and useful.
Developed with midwives, obstetricians, infectious diseases specialists, researchers and families who have been impacted by CMV, this interactive course is designed to support you to be informed about this common virus and the new CMV RANZCOG guidelines so that you can feel confident in supporting women in your care.