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Emergency Birthing for Non-Birthing (level 1) Services Program

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The Emergency Birthing program for non-birthing (level 1) services is a one-day program based on-site and conducted within the health service. The program has a strong focus on the management of unexpected labour and birth, teamwork resource management and clinical risk management and includes both simulation and didactic components.
Participants attending the program are encouraged to represent the multi-disciplinary team. Suggested participants include midwives, registered/enrolled nurses, general practitioners, medical and midwifery students, paramedics and other clinicians as appropriate at your site.
The Emergency Birthing program will focus on a variety of clinical workstations and two of the following simulations:
 normal vaginal birth (including 3rd stage management)
 pre-term birth
 antepartum/postpartum haemorrhage
 shoulder dystocia
 breech
 cord prolapse; and
 maternal collapse.


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Pre activity

Participants are required to undertake pre-readings and answer a short multiple choice questionnaire.

Post activity

Participants are required to submit a reflective piece that documents: 1. Key learnings from attending the event 2. Any practice changes that the participant will implement 3. Any clinical practice areas in which they will further develop

Learning objective

1. Systems - Describe the role of PIPER and how to access PIPER in an emergency for advice and transfer purposes. This system has been established to improve patient safety during a perinatal emergency.
2. Behaviours - Implement teamwork resource management behaviours relevant to managing maternal and perinatal emergencies learnt at the emergency birthing program.
3. Escalation - Describe the escalation processes and procedures at your service regarding maternity and perinatal emergencies.
4. Skills - Demonstrate three practical skills and manouvres learnt or reinforced in the emergency birthing program e.g. techniques to assist in a normal vaginal birth, vaginal breech birth, shoulder dystocia or newborn resuscitation.
5. Knowledge - Discuss new evidence based practice changes relevant to maternity and perinatal emergencies

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Additional info

Eligible for 1 day Rural Procedural Grants funding under the Obstetrics or Emergency Medicine Components.

Emergency Birthing for Non-Birthing (level 1) Services Program
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