Developing Skills in Maternal Critical Care – Birmingham – 14 June 2019
6 Hours Relevant for CPD
£140 for full day of training, including lunch, tea and coffee. Please note administration fee charges of £40 per booking will be made for any cancellations as we are a not for profit organisation and will have incurred costs.
Relevant For: Midwives and obstetricians involved with the critical care of the obstetric patient.
The most recent report from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (2017) reveals that there is no significant decrease in the maternal death rate in the UK, and the rate between 2013-2015 was 8.8 per 100,000. Messages from investigations into maternal deaths include recommendations for critical care; such as, early recognition of critical illness, prompt involvement of senior clinical staff, and authentic multi-disciplinary teamworking (Knight, 2017).
This exciting and pertinent one-day multidisciplinary course will teach the physiology and management of the acutely unwell mother. Delegates will be able to identify and appropriately escalate the deteriorating patient; be aware of the standards required from staff managing the unwell mother with acute disease in pregnancy; and be aware of the human factors impeding good obstetric care with a deteriorating patient.
The course will include lectures on physiology and human factors; comprising, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and neuro physiology, and obstetric sepsis. The course will also include workstations on ABG, ECG, case-based discussions, and arterial lines.
Aim of the Course
- To learn the physiology and management of the acutely unwell mother.
Objectives of the Course
- To be able identify and appropriately escalate the deteriorating patient
- To be aware of the standards required from staff managing the unwell mother with acute disease in pregnancy
- To be aware of human factors impeding good obstetric care with a deteriorating patient
- To be able to interpret information/results (ABG, ECG) relevant to the unwell patient
- To safely use invasive monitoring in the context of a high-dependency patient
- Lectures on physiology and human factors
- cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, neurophysiology, obstetric sepsis, and human factors
- Case-based discussions