Journal article

Effect of an in-situ simulation workshop on home birth practice in Australia

Arunaz Kumar, Euan M Wallace, Cathy Smith, Debra Nestel

WOMEN AND BIRTH | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

PROBLEM: Interprofessional training programs for obstetric emergencies have been introduced for up-skilling birth unit staff in hospitals but not frequently used in training midwives and paramedicine staff for home birth emergency. BACKGROUND: Practical Obstetric Multiprofessional Training (PROMPT) has previously been described in the home birth setting using in-situ simulation training of home births for midwifery and paramedicine staff. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of the home birth simulation in clinical practice and to explore how the simulation program prepared the midwives for a birth-related emergency in a publicly funded home birth program. METHODS: Midwives..

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We would like to thank for help with running the simulation sessions and the paramedical staff of Ambulance Victoria for participating in the sessions. The study received no specific funding but the women's health program was supported by the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure program.