Childbirth Emergencies in the Community

Essential Skills and Drills for Those Who Attend Home Births

We’re delighted that this course was a finalist in the 2020 HSJ Patient Safety Awards

Baby Lifeline’s entry focused on improving safety in community midwifery.

HSJ Awards Finalist Logo 2020
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Start Time Name Details Location Price
March 3, 2021 - 8:30 am

Childbirth Emergencies in the Community – 3 March 2021

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May 5, 2021 - 8:30 am

Childbirth Emergencies in the Community – 5 May 2021

University of Gloucester
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£120.00
University of Gloucester
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May 7, 2021 - 8:30 am

Childbirth Emergencies in the Community – 7 May 2021

Colchester - Venue TBA
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June 21, 2021 - 8:30 am

Childbirth Emergencies in the Community – 21 June 2021

London - Venue TBA
£120.00
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July 2, 2021 - 8:30 am

Childbirth Emergencies in the Community – 2 July 2021

Colchester - Venue TBA
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£120.00
Colchester - Venue TBA
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September 29, 2021 - 8:30 am

Childbirth Emergencies in the Community – 29 September 2021 – Birmingham

Birmingham - Venue TBA
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£120.00
Birmingham - Venue TBA
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The Need for Training

Births in community settings, and community services in general, are gaining more attention as an option for some low risk mums (The Birthplace Study, 2014; NICE, 2014), and to support continuity of care for mums (Better Births, 2016).

Despite this, community-specific training, where resources are low, seems to be rarely provided for community-based healthcare professionals.

Aims & Objectives

To provide a hands-on practical session that offers clear guidelines and builds confidence on important elements in the management of emergency skills that may be needed when women birth in the community.

Relevant For

Those who attend planned or unplanned births in the community, such as community midwives, independent midwives, paramedics, MCAs, GPs and practice development midwives who will facilitate skill sharing with colleagues.

Content

This one-day course will review and update on important elements in the management of emergency skills that may be needed when women birth at home.

It will include:

  • Vaginal breech birth.
  • Neonatal resuscitation.
  • Cord prolapse (to include case discussion).
  • Shoulder dystocia (also in water birth).
  • Maternal collapse.
  • Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH).
  • A physiological birth session (paramedics only).
  • Communication in a pre-hospital obstetric emergency.
  • Profession-specific workstations – communication
    with the 999 team, midwifery jargon-busting.
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Antepartum haemorrhage (APH)

97% rated quality of education as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’

96% reported that they intended to modify practice in a minor or major way following the course

  • Kim-Hinshaw
    Mr Kim Hinshaw
    Honorary Chair of the Training Faculty
    Obstetric Advisor: Childbirth Emergencies in the Community
    Course Facilitator: Developing 'Human Factors' Skills
  • Michelle Keeler
    Course Director - Childbirth Emergencies in the Community
  • Kirstie Savege
    Course Director - Childbirth Emergencies in the Community
  • Clara Haken
    Midwifery Course Lead
    Childbirth Emergencies in the Community
  • Kristen Goodall
    Midwifery Course Lead
    Childbirth Emergencies in the Community
  • Helena McGivern
    Midwifery Course Lead
    Childbirth Emergencies in the Community
  • Catherine Houlder
    Midwifery Course Lead
    Childbirth Emergencies in the Community
  • Lydia Emerson
    Clinical Team Manager
    Childbirth Emergencies in the Community
  • Liam Clarke
    Paramedic Advisor
    Childbirth Emergencies in the Community
  • Keith Bromwich
    Paramedic Advisor
    Childbirth Emergencies in the Community
  • David White
    Paramedic Advisor
    Childbirth Emergencies in the Community
  • Louisa Davidson
    Midwifery Course Lead
    Childbirth Emergencies in the Community
  • Theresa Greenwood
    Midwifery Course Lead
    Childbirth Emergencies in the Community