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Antenatal Risk Questionnaire training workshop

St John of God Raphael Services is inviting midwives, practice nurses, GPs and obstetricians to attend free workshops, led by Professor Marie-Paule Austin, to understand and apply the psychosocial risk assessment using and scoring the Antenatal Risk Questionnaire (ANRQ).

St John of God Social Outreach ANRQ training 

Last year, the Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Care changed to include the Antenatal Risk Questionnaire (ANRQ).

Developed by Professor Marie-Paule Austin the questionnaire will ensure the 300,000 Australian women who have a baby each year will have their emotional well-being checked by clinicians during and after pregnancy as a part of their routine maternity and postnatal care.

Undertaking the ANRQ as routine antenatal care is now funded under the Medicare Benefits Scheme.

St John of God Raphael Services is inviting midwives, practice nurses, GPs and obstetricians to attend free workshops, led by Professor Marie-Paule Austin, to understand and apply the psychosocial risk assessment using and scoring the ANRQ.

This training will enable health professionals to identify circumstances that affect a woman’s mental health and reduce the potential negative impact on infants and families.

There are two training workshops one tailored for midwives and practice nurses*, the other for GPs and obstetricians. 

For more information about Professor Marie-Paule and the ANRQ read our blog article.

Details

Dates: *Midwives and practice nurses- 2:00pm to 4:45pm, Thursday 27 June 2019; GPs and obstetrician- 9:00am to 11:30am, Saturday 29 June 2019
Location: University Club of WA, Entrance 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley WA 6009
Cost: Free

Refreshments provided.

*Please note that all midwife/nurse participants are required to complete pre-requisite online training, which provides an overview of perinatal and infant mental health. This training will take approximately 2-6 hours depending on the individual's knowledge of perinatal and infant mental health. Please bring your certificate of completion on the day. A pre evaluation questionnaire will be provided to be completed prior to the day.

Registration

Registration is essential as places are limited and will close on Friday 19 June 2019. If you have any queries please email raphael.services@sjog.org.au