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Our first Maternal Critical Care study day

Our first Maternal Critical Care study day

Towards the end of last month (28th June 2016) we hosted our first ever Maternal Critical Care study day at Birmingham City University’s Simulation Suite.

The aim of the study day was to learn the best-practice principles of good teamwork when caring for mothers with critical illnesses. The course was led by Dr Audrey Quinn from James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. Dr Quinn is a consultant obstetric and neuro-anaesthetist with a keen interest in maternal critical care and multi-disciplinary teamwork helping to raise the standards of care across the UK.

The course focused on multidisciplinary teaching methods to improve safety, with obstetricians, midwives, anaesthetists, and intensive care clinicians all in attendance. The ultimate aim is to change the techniques of how different disciplines within maternity units learn and cooperate as a single entity – learning together, teaching together, succeeding together. It was great to see professionals from different disciplines and trusts sharing their experiences and opinions on best practice.

The course utilised a top of the range ‘SimMom’ provided by Laerdal, which allowed delegates to perform tracheotomies, feel a pulse, and created amazing, life-like scenarios for teaching.

The course was extremely popular with places selling at an unprecedented rate; there was even a waiting list so we are looking forward to hosting more of these courses. If you are interested in coming to one of these valuable courses, please get in touch – and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and if you’re that way inclined – LinkedIn.

Feedback from the day

“Excellent day. Helped to focus my practice. Would recommend to others.”

“Great emphasis on teamworking”

“…Good level of expertise from presenters…”

“Found the whole day very interesting and engaging and will certainly be using what I learnt in my role teaching students and in my clinical role. Thank you very much.”


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