Enhanced Maternal Care

Care of the Acutely Unwell Woman

£140 for full day of training, including lunch, tea and coffee.
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Start Time Name Details Location Price
January 17, 2020 - 8:30 am

Enhanced Maternal Care – Birmingham – 17 January 2020

Birmingham City FC, St Andrew's Stadium, Birmingham B9 4RL
AVAILABLE TO BOOK
£140.00
Birmingham City FC, St Andrew's Stadium, Birmingham B9 4RL
AVAILABLE TO BOOK
£140.00
Maternal Critical Care
  • Dr Paarul Prinja
    Course Director
The Need For Training

The latest MBRRACE-UK confidential enquiry (2018) showed no improvement in the overall rate of maternal deaths in the UK. Action must be taken to achieve the National Maternity Ambition to halve maternal deaths by 2025 (DoH 2017).

Women accessing UK maternity services have increasingly complex needs; most women who die during or soon after pregnancy have existing co-morbidities or other identified vulnerabilities. Healthcare professionals must be equipped to identify and care for women at risk. When women become unwell, they should have immediate access to enhanced care which is dictated by clinical need, rather than location (RCOA, 2018).

Aims of the Course

Delivered via lectures, workstations, and group-discussions in a multi-professional environment, this pertinent one-day course aims to enhance delegate knowledge and confidence in the physiology, early recognition and management of the acutely unwell mother.

Course Objectives
  • To provide an update on standards relevant to staff caring for maternity patients who become acutely unwell.
  • To implement learning from reviews of maternal mortality and morbidity, as well as the experiences of mothers who have been critically unwell in the peripartum period.
  • To improve understanding of the effect of ‘human factors’ on the safe and effective care of a deteriorating patient.
  • To equip delegates to appropriately identify, assess and escalate the deteriorating maternity patient, including assessment of women presenting with breathlessness, chest pain, and headache.
  • To discuss the identification and appropriate management of maternal sepsis.
  • To build confidence in specific practical skills, including neurological assessment and basic airway management.
  • To improve confidence in ensuring provision of effective fluid management for women who are acutely unwell.
  • To improve confidence in interpreting information and results (including ABG and ECG) relevant to the unwell maternity patient.
  • To provide an overview of the safe and appropriate use of invasive monitoring in the context of a high-dependency patient.
Content
  • Learning from reviews of maternal mortality and morbidity, and the experiences of mothers who have been critically unwell in the peripartum period.
  • The impact of ‘human factors’ on safe and effective care.
  • Identification, assessment and management of the deteriorating maternity patient, including in women presenting with breathlessness, chest pain, and headache.
  • Identification and management of maternal sepsis.
  • Neurological assessment and basic airway management.
  • The importance of effective fluid management.
  • Interpretation of information and results (including ABG and ECG) relevant to the unwell maternity patient.
  • An overview of the safe and appropriate use of invasive monitoring in the context of a high-dependency patient.
Relevant For

Members of the maternity and acute care teams who may be involved in the recognition and management of acutely unwell maternity patients, including: Midwives, Obstetricians, Nurses and Trainees in Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine and Anaesthesia.

What Our Delegates Say

Excellent course. Relevant Topics. Friendly staff.”

“Very useful, lots of areas that are relevant to practice and I can take back to the workplace. Thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Great knowledge of lecturers. Great informal atmosphere.”

“Very helpful to see patient as a whole rather than just focusing on obstetric causes. I believe it will help me to be a better obstetrician.

89% of delegates rated ‘Good‘, ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ for overall quality of education.

91% reported that they intended to modify their practice following the course or would consider this after seeking more information.