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MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report free online course: UK Perinatal deaths of births from January to December 2019

Resources to support continuing professional development and preparation for examinations

This series of short films brings together presentations of the findings from MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance report published in October 2021.

This four week course of short films is designed to support continuing professional development and preparation for undergraduate and professional examinations.

Alongside the watching the short films we suggest you read the associated section in the relevant report. Along with the report, the slide set associated with some films is also available on the MBRRACE-UK website and these slides are available for you to use and share with colleagues in presentations you and they may give. Links are available to other relevant materials for two of the sections.

Course week 1:

The first week of the MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Surveillance 2021 online course focusses on the main findings from the MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report for births in 2019. The two associated presentations will be available on YouTube until 31st July 2022.

Presentation 1: Perinatal Mortality, births 2019 - main findings by Lucy Smith

Associated section from MBRRACE-UK report: p12-29 MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report for births in 2019

Associated powerpoint slide set: 01 Perinatal mortality of births in 2019 – main findings

Presentation 2: Why babies die by Alan Fenton

Associated section from MBRRACE report: p7-11 and p35-42 MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report for births in 2019

Associated powerpoint slide set: 02 Perinatal mortality of births in 2019 – why babies die

Course week 2:

For week 2 of the course there are two presentations to watch. These videos will be available on YouTube until 31st July 2022.

Presentation 1: Mortality rates for organisations & new software tools by Brad Manktelow

Associated MBRRACE-UK resources: https://timms.le.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk-perinatal-mortality/

Associated powerpoint slide set: 03 Perinatal mortality of births in 2019 – mortality rates for organisations and new software tools

Presentation 2: Timeliness of notification of perinatal deaths by Ian Gallimore

Associated section from MBRRACE-UK report: p43-46 MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report for births in 2019

Associated powerpoint slide set: 04 Perinatal mortality data – timeliness of notification of perinatal deaths

Course week 3:

The topics for week 3 are understanding ethnic inequalities in stillbirth rates and assessing signs of life in babies born before 24 weeks. Please watch the presentations below by Ruth Matthews and Lucy Smith. These will be available until 31st July 2022. Details of associated resources are also provided for further reading.

Presentation 1: Understanding ethnic inequalities in stillbirth rates by Ruth Matthews

Published paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35264402/

Presentation 2: Assessing signs of life in babies born before 24 weeks: a clinical guide by Lucy Smith

Website: https://timms.le.ac.uk/signs-of-life/

Course week 4:

For week 4 of the MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Surveillance 2021 online course please watch the presentation by Charlotte Bevan from SANDS on engaging parents in review. This video will be available on YouTube until 31st July 2022.

Presentation 1: Pathway to engaging parents in review: best practice, barriers and parent experiences by Charlotte Bevan

Updated: Wednesday, 01 June 2022 09:32 (v14)