A new online CME will help primary care physicians develop practical skills to promote early childhood development. Produced by the Canadian Paediatric Society in partnership with Memorial University’s MD-CME program, the case-based course uses tools like the Rourke Baby Record to cover topics such as infant crying, normal ranges of development, breastfeeding, and behaviour. Physicians will also learn how clinical observations and referrals to community resources can be used to support child development. The course includes videos and links to external resources, and allows users to test their knowledge through questions and discussion topics after each case. Developed by Dr. Andrea Feller and Dr. Kassia Johnson of the CPS Early Years Task Force, the course is accredited for both MainPro and MOC credits, and there is no charge.
The course was supported with a grant from the Canadian Medical Association.