Enhanced Maternal Care
Care of the Acutely Unwell Woman
The latest MBRRACE-UK confidential enquiry on maternal deaths (2020) showed no significant 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, DHSC 2021).
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).
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.
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.
“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.”
94% of delegates rated ‘Good‘, ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ for overall quality of education.
97% reported that they intended to modify their practice following the course or would consider this after seeking more information.