Online Group B Strep (GBS) Course
Group B Strep Support and Microbirth School are delighted to offer a new online course to help midwives, nurses, doctors and other health workers better understand and prevent group B Strep infection in babies.
Group B Strep is a common bacterium carried by many adults in the gut and in women in the vagina, usually causing no harm. However, it the most common cause of severe infection in newborn babies, and of meningitis in babies during their first 3 months of life.
Despite this, relatively few have heard of it, and there are many myths and misunderstandings about group B Strep.
There has been little high-quality e-learning available on group B Strep – this new course changes that, providing midwives, nurses, doctors and other health workers with the key information they need about group B Strep.
The course covers the latest research and guidelines on group B Strep including: what group B Strep is; how babies develop a group B Strep infection; the difference between early-onset and late-onset group B Strep infection; different strategies to prevent group B Strep infection; its impact on breastfeeding: and much more. It provides information on the current guidelines in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.
In addition, the Group B Strep (GBS) Online Course can be used as 10 HOURS CPD for revalidation by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
“As a home birth midwife, I found this course very helpful. It was very well presented, and I plan to update my informed choice about GBS and it’s risks with some new information I learned.”
“This is a wonderfully balanced and fair study of GBS.”
“I found this course to be easy to follow and to understand.”
“Lots of good information, slight medical bias toward the use of vaccines for the good of all.”
“The GBS course was informative and easy to follow. It is interesting to compare the standards of care that are used in the different high income countries. I feel more capable of discussing GBS and the risks and benefits of IAP and breastfeeding on the infant microbiome.”
“Its a great course for the price and for the information provided.”
“Very informative course with exceptional professionals providing insight into GBS.”
“Excellent course providing up to date knowledge on GBS”
“This course was informative for healthcare professionals and lay persons. As a midwife with 10 years experience, I found it interesting and the research up to date.”
“This course was informative and balanced”