Group B Strep can be a complex topic, with some confusion about what exactly is the latest guidelines on testing, risk factors, recommended antibiotics, and the impact (if any) of GBS on homebirths, waterbirths, breastfeeding, and much more.
This is why Group B Strep Support and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have produced an evidence-based group B Strep i-learn module.
The group B Strep i-learn module focuses on the current UK guidelines for preventing group B Strep infection in newborn babies and on signs these infections in babies. It will refresh your knowledge of the national guidelines, and help you tackle the FAQs you get from expectant and new parents.
How to sign up to the free group B Strep i-learn module:
Time needed: 5 minutes
There’s a two-step guide to signing up:
- Sign in
Firstly, log in to the RCM website at https://www.rcm.org.uk/login/ with your normal username and password
- Go to ilearn
Once you are logged in, follow this link to take you straight to the module page: https://www.ilearn.rcm.org.uk/course/view.php?id=719
“I would encourage all our members to increase their knowledge of Strep B in pregnancy by completing this i-learn course.
It is important that we raise awareness about this potentially serious infection so that it can be identified quickly, and the appropriate treatment given”.CARMEL LLOYD, HEAD OF EDUCATION AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MIDWIVES
“The module is an excellent learning tool, which is comprehensive and clearly presented. The real-life stories are incredibly moving and thought-provoking, bringing alive the devastation of group B Strep infection in newborn and young babies.
The myth-dispelling section was also very important and a good reminder as a lot of misnomers still exist about group B Strep. I would strongly recommend all midwives to take 45 minutes out of their busy schedule to take this module.”Dianne Garland, FREELANCE MIDWIFE http://midwifeexpert.co.uk/