COVID-19 is a rapidly emerging, newly identified virus.
Pregnant women are a vulnerable group. The evidence of how it is spread, preventative measures and treatments are emerging on a daily basis with researchers around the world working together to understand this new coronavirus strain.
Midwives and nurses are at the frontline of providing care to those affected by the virus. This module provides the latest information for midwives providing care to anyone suspected of or confirmed to have COVID-19. It provides details of what information to provide pregnant women and parents of infants to protect against infection.
This module discusses specific advice for midwives before providing a refresher on hand hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE). We have decided to include hand hygiene and PPE even though it makes the module longer - personal protection is absolutely critical.
Participants are urged to regularly check the links, references, and resources provided.
At the end of this module participants will be able to: