“If Midwives and Obstetricians see obstetric emergencies regularly and struggle due to the lack of ongoing training, how do first responders such as Paramedics cope when faced with this on the side of the road or in peoples homes?”.
The Maternity Emergency Team Training for Obstetric and Neonatal Emergencies (METT4ONE) created specifically for Paramedics, came in response to what I was seeing playing out day to day as a senior Midwife in several Sydney obstetric units. I was watching fellow Midwives and Doctors struggle to get their stride with obstetric emergencies.
So, for the next three years I began to research mothers and babies and what types of challenges faced them obstetrically prior, during and after the birth. Both mother and baby face their own unique set of challenges at each stage of this journey together.
The idea around the workshop is to present:
Current statistics as to which population groups are at risk and why?
Give a refresher on normal birth and an opportunity to practice these skills on the day.
What are the most common obstetric complications in pregnancy, during the birth and postnatally?
Practice skills in: abdominal palpation, identifying the fundus and learn life saving techniques to slow bleeding, shoulder dystocia, breech and cord prolapse situations.
Participate in interactive stations where you will hone your skills on blood loss estimation.
Practice how to receive a baby and initiate basic neonatal resuscitation techniques.
Come and join my trainers and I for some informative and hands-on workshops to improve your knowledge and confidence in the area of obstetric emergencies.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
RN, RM, Cert. IV in Training and Assessment
Director, Lotuspoint Training Programs
One of my thoughts was “if Midwives and Obstetricians see obstetric emergencies regularly and struggle due to lack of ongoing training, how do first responders such as Paramedics cope when faced with this on the side of the road or in peoples homes?”.
I saw a massive short fall in the amount and frequency of training opportunities for these staff members to practice their skills and develop the type of leadership and communication needed to run these challenging situations smoothly and professionally.