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Maternal and Child Health Resources

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Child Development Information System (CDIS)

This site contains limited information about CDIS, including recent CDIS education presentations & clinical practice notes. For all other information, including the original CDIS education webinars please refer to the Department of Health.

CDIS Education resources

MCH CDIS Education - New Reports (Password required) Overview of the new CDIS reports, including the DH Annual report, KAS report & Integrated Program report
MCH CDIS Education - Referrals (Password required) Review of all CDIS referral recording; including internal referrals, external referrals & referrals into an integrated program (EMCH/S&S)
MCH CDIS Education - Data Cleansing Training (Password required) Reviewing of CDIS data entry points, common data entry errors & recommended CDIS data cleansing processes
Enhanced MCH Education - Frequently Asked Questions (Password required) Explores a range of Frequently asked CDIS questions across UMCH & EMCH
Enhanced MCH Education - Capturing the data (Password required) Revises CDIS data entry points, common errors, practice tips & EMCH reporting
Enhanced MCH Education - Documentation in CDIS (Password required) General UMCH & EMCH documentation guidance
Enhanced MCH Tutorial - Scenario 1 - General Overview (Password required) Step by step walkthrough of referring a client into EMCH; including the referral process, completing the CFAP, completing an EMCH consultation, recording time & ending the program. Jan 2021
Enhanced MCH Tutorial - Scenario 2 – Use of CFAP (Password required) Step by step walkthrough of completing the CFAP for EMCH; including developing family centred goals, adding goals to CDIS, updating goals & closing the EMCH case. Jan 2021
MCH CDIS Education - Additional Assessment Tools (PowerPoint - 2.3MB) Review of the new assessment tools. Including: Parent and carers psychosocial assessment, Parent-child interactions scale - Infant and toddler (Brigance III), Sleep Pathways Assessment form. January 2021
MCH CDIS Education - Additional Tools Tutorial (Password required) Walkthrough of the new assessment tools. Including: Parent and carers psychosocial assessment, Parent-child interactions scale - Infant and toddler (Brigance III), Sleep Pathways Assessment form.
Enhanced MCH Referral Guide (PowerPoint - 2.1MB) Reviewing referral into the EMCH program, including CDIS data management. Jan 2021
Enhanced MCH Tutorial (VIMEO) (Password required) Walkthrough of a referral into EMCH; including the referral process, completing the CFAP, completing an EMCH consultation & ending the program. Jan 2021
MCH CDIS Education - Sleep and Settling Outreach Guide (PowerPoint - 1.9MB) Review of the Sleep & Settling Integrated Program; including referral process, the case summary screen, completing a S&S consultation, recording time & ending the program. Jan 2021
MCH CDIS Education - Sleep and Settling Outreach Program Tutorial (Password required) Walkthrough of the Sleep & Settling program; including referral process, the case summary screen, completing a S&S consultation, recording time & ending the program January 2021
MCH CDIS Education - Group Administration (Password required) Review of the CDIS  group administration process: adding new group dates & facilitators, adding & managing clients, recording attendance & group troubleshooting
MCH CDIS Education - Groups Reference Tipsheet (PDF - 162 KB) Snapshot reference for CDIS group processes & troubleshooting

CDIS Clinical Practice Notes

CDIS Enhancement Update - October 2021 (PDF - 696KB) Changes to service provider wording, sms templates & multiple assessments.
CDIS EMCH Practice Note - July 2021 (Word - 2.7MB) Covers a range of processes and practices to support delivery of the EMCH Program
CDIS- Example of UMCH vs EMCH calendar breakdown (PowerPoint - 103KB) Example of a CDIS calendar appointment broken down between UMCH, EMCH & family consultation time.
CDIS Client Not Present User Guide (Word - 828KB) Review of the client not present section in CDIS. Including the purpose of each field & time recording. July 2021
MCH CDIS Practice note- Recording a stillborn birth notification (DOCX - 182 KB) Step by step process for recording a stillborn birth notification in CDIS

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MCH Qualification Flowchart

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Practice

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MCH Clinical Practice Videos

COVID-19 caused MCH postgraduate student placements to be significantly postponed and reduced the opportunity for students to attend clinical placement. Clinicians needed to adapt to a telehealth model, with little preparation or training.

Due to feedback from the MCH sector and the universities, the Department of Health and MAV developed a series of practice-based clinical skill videos to provide both MCH postgraduate students and clinicians with the opportunity to view a series of consultations and assessments.

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Preceptorship Resources

These resources have been developed by the 3 universities that provide the MCHN courses in Victoria (La Trobe University, RMIT and Federation University).

They are to be used in lieu of the Preceptorship course which has been run each year for those planning to or currently precepting MCHN students.

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Aspiring MCH students

Information about MCH Scholarship Applications for 2023 is available below:

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KAS Visit Links

Please access these links via this page on The Better Health Channel.

Other resources