Midwife online course
APS Support UK has partnered with the Royal College of Midwives to produce an online training course to help busy midwives learn more about antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). The RCM kindly worked with APS Support UK to ensure the course offers a comprehensive introduction to antenatal screening, management and follow-up of APS and focuses on how midwives might assist women with APS.
This i-learn course will help midwives recognise which women need screening for APS and understand the blood tests used to diagnose APS. It also covers correct management, factors that may increase the risk of thrombosis and common complications of APS. By the end of this course, midwives should be able to identify women who are at risk of developing thrombosis associated with pregnancy, manage these risks effectively and have a better understanding of antiphospholipid syndrome.
We would like to thank the RCM for making this course available to their members. They are a valuable partner in the quest to ensure that pregnant women at risk from APS have access to appropriate care. We’d also like to thank Dr Bethan Goulden for writing this course pro bono along with Professor Anisur Rahman in a consultancy capacity, and to all the patients who responded to our social media appeal to discover patients’ perspectives and experiences with APS pregnancies.
The antiphospholipid syndrome i-learn module takes 20 minutes to complete and is available to members of the RCM. You can access the course here.
GP Online Course
We faced the challenge of identifying the best way to educate and inform busy GPs. After extensive research with other small medical charities and practising GPs, we are pleased to present the first Royal College of GPs eLearning course on antiphospholipid syndrome.