Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) - Free Online Midwifery CPD

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Delivery Method: eLearning

MODULE SUMMARY

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a neurogenetic condition that approximately 1 in every 2,700 people are born with.1 It is caused by genetic changes in the NF1 gene causing tumours to grow on nerves on the skin or inside the body,2 as well as a variety of other complications.1,2 Approximately half of those with NF1 have inherited it from a parent; the other half will be the first in their family to have the condition.2

The first signs of NF1 are multiple light brown birth marks: café au lait spots (CALs). As most children with six or more CALs will have NF1,5 it is essential that health professionals are aware of their importance and referral pathway.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this online module, you should:



  • be better able to diagnose NF1
  • be aware of the possible complications

NEXT STEPS

  • Read the online module and view the video
  • Complete the online assessment
  • Receive your certificate

AUTHORS

Written by:
  • Dr Carly Jim CPsychol (Senior Lecturer in Psychology Manchester Metropolitan University and trustee of the Childhood Tumour Trust)
  • Vanessa Martin (Chair of Childhood Tumour Trust)
  • Dr Sue Huson MD, FRCP Retired Consultant Clinical Geneticist and the CTT medical board
  • With thanks to HealthSketch

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This learning module can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

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