Post Ockenden Review Course
Bespoke Courses for Multiprofessional Team Training in Maternity Services
Post Ockenden Course- Team training in Maternity
We are able to provide bespoke courses tailored to meet the needs of the commissioning service to engender a maternity service that trains together, while also at the same time leaning to “team” together.
This is highly relevant in the current clinical and patient safety climate, especially the release of the Ockenden Review (march 22); The independent Investigation into Failings at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS trust. This is a review of unprecedented size and scope that cements the need of all complex clinical services to train together, to learn to “team” and to use education modalities to ork through complex process issues and disseminate learning from serious incidents.
We draw from our extensive background of developing multi-professional team training and technical obstetric courses that blend both technical skills while anchoring it within the human factors issues that drive frontline delivery of services. We are experienced in running simulation based educational modalities, part task training, small group based discussions and brainstorming sessions. We firmly believe in multi-professional training with an approach that flattens the hierarchy in dissemination of knowledge and skills interprofessionally.
We offer 2 basic course outlines that can be modified to base a particular service’s needs. Both courses can be commissioned as a package.
Option A: Cross dissemination of interprofessional skills
Course Aim: To better understand the work of each interprofessional group working within the maternity services. The course is aimed at the entire labour ward interprofessional group: Midwifes, Midwifery Care Assistants, Obstetricians, Anaesthetists, Labour Ward Theatre staff etc
General Course outline:
- Introduction and Context setting
- Brief overview of Ockenden review
- Cross skilling of various professional groups: ‘to learn from and with each other’
Example of sessions include:
- CTG interpretation
- Basic introduction to medical/nursing care of high risk /high dependency parturient
- Communication Training
- Management of common Obstetric Emergencies
- Labour ward anaesthesia/analgeisia, the pitfalls
- Caesarean Sections: anatomy, triggers for decision making, complications (cues and red flags)
- Simulation scenarios (optional) or small group discussions of Clinical Scenarios
Option B: Teaming in Labour ward
Course Aim: The labour ward team is a highly dynamic team working in a high stakes clinical environment where often the only stability are the roles within the team, and not the individuals. The aim of the course is to help members of the labour ward team to understand effective ‘teaming’ in this context and to develop strategies to enhance teamwork for effective outcomes.
The course is aimed for the entire labour ward team as a whole group
General Course Outline:
–Understanding and putting the Ockenden review in context
-understanding teams and ‘teaming’
-defining purpose and core /contingency components of the labour ward team
-understanding the ‘work’ of the team, and the domains of work
-safe and unsafe teams
-barriers to effective team work
-strategies for effective team work
Various educational modalities are employed including brainstorming, small group discussions, abstract games and debriefing, simulation etc.
Both courses can be commissioned as a package or as separate courses.
Consultant Anaesthetist and Educator
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