The Value of Family History in the Prenatal Care Practice Curriculum
"The Value of Family History in the Prenatal Care Practice" is a resource for educators on family health history in prenatal care. This curriculum explores the benefit of applying family health history in primary care prenatal practice.
This 60-minute presentation can be implemented as a Grand Rounds lecture. It is targeted to the primary care prenatal provider, including Obstetricians, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Family Medicine providers, Physician Assistants, and other prenatal care providers. It is appropriate for clinical trainees, medical residents, and practicing providers.
This powerpoint slide set with presentation notes provides information on collecting and interpreting family health history and applies these concepts through three interactive case studies:
- Neural tube defects
- Fragile X syndrome
- Sickle cell anemia
After completion of this program, prenatal primary-care professionals will be better able to:
- Understand the importance of collecting family health history information in the prenatal setting.
- Identify red flags in the family history that signify increased inherited risk.
- Analyze family history information obtained from the patient for single-gene and complex conditions.
- Recognize the Financial, Ethical, Legal, and Social issues associated with collecting and interpreting family history information.
- Develop an appropriate evaluation and management plan based on family health history assessment.
View the slide set
Developed through collaboration between the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, Genetic Alliance, March of Dimes, Partners Healthcare, and Holly Tutko, University of New Hampshire with funding from HRSA (Grant #U33MC12786).
See the Presentation
View a webinar presentation of this curriculum presented by Siobhan Dolan, MD, MPH.
The Value of Family History in the Prenatal Care Setting