The Need for Training
The Department of Health’s ‘Safer Maternity Care’ report (Nov, 2017) outlined, in detail, the national strategy to achieve the ‘Maternity Safety Ambition’ of halving stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths, and brain injuries by 2025. It stated that the ambition will not be achieved “unless the rate of preterm births is reduced”, with a further ambition set out to reduce preterm births from 8% to 6%.
This study day presents both an understanding of the origins of the outcomes of stillbirth, preterm birth, and fetal growth restriction, and practical ways in which these can be influenced. This will help teams meet the aspirational targets within the ‘Maternity Safety Ambition’, set out in the ‘Saving Babies’ Lives’ care bundle. Local Maternity Champions would benefit from attendance, as well as frontline maternity staff.
Aims and Objectives
Ensuring effective assessment and care of at-risk babies before and at the time of delivery.
- To provide an evidence-based clinical overview of care for babies at risk of preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, and stillbirth.
- To be aware of and conversant in prediction, prevention, and management of preterm birth.
- To understand and implement the best evidence in relation to the screening, diagnosis and management of SGA/FGR babies.
- To understand the origins of stillbirth and implement practical interventions to reduce its incidence.
Please note: Interactive workstations will be in groups of no more than 12, each with experienced faculty drawn from all relevant groups.
This course is for all clinical staff with an interest in preterm delivery and the management of small babies. Heads of Midwifery, Midwifery Sisters, Sonographers, Screening Coordinators, Improvement Leads (those who are part of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative or who are implementing the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle), O&G Consultants and Trainees.