This week in Maternity… How to reduce Maternal Mortality rates and Patient Impact on Obstetric Training
How to Reduce Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States
This interview provides useful information of addressing maternal mortality rates with improved management of obstetric emergencies.
In the podcast Professor Elizabeth Howell is interviewed and explains the relatively simple ways to address this problem.Dr Howell states that, “Maternal Mortality is a real issue in the United States compared to other high-income countries. Their major causes are cardiovascular disease, haemorrhage, high blood pressure, blood clots and infection. Sadly, statistics do show that 60-63% of these deaths are shown to be preventable.”
The podcast also discusses the ‘The safety bundles’ by the ‘Alliance for Innovation and Maternal Health’ which looks at the most preventable causes of maternal deaths. The safety bundles are a format that is published and then help hospitals in implementing the bundles and resources they need when faced with this maternal mortality causes.
Listen to the full Podcast here: https://edhub.ama-assn.org/jn-learning/audio-player/17455228?resultClick=1&bypassSolrId=M_17455228
Obstetric Multi-Professional Training and its impact on patient outcomes in Australia
The aim of this study is to evaluate the implementation of the Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training (PROMPT) simulation using the Kirkpatrick’s framework. It explores participants’ acquisition of knowledge and skills, its impact on clinical outcomes and organisational change to integrate the PROMPT programme as a credentialing tool.
Participants reported an improvement of both clinical and non-technical skills highlighting principles of teamwork, communication, leadership and prioritisation in an emergency situation.