The Midwifery Course from Maternal 911 Education System allows teams to receive the education on high acuity, low occurring critical events. By focusing on these areas, the course ensures that individuals and teams are prepared when an event occurs.

Included Modules

This module educates health care providers on what to do when an umbilical cord prolapse (UCP) occurs. This is a rare but serious complication that occurs during labor, usually just before or during delivery. Umbilical cord prolapse can occur without any risk factors. However, certain conditions or factors may increase the chances of a prolapse occurring and this module will educate on this situation so prompt health care delivery can reduce umbilical cord compression and fetal death.

Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) is a high acuity, low occurring process that when recognized may be lifesaving. The module will help by giving understanding of the disease and its management. AFE is a detrimental disease process that is life threatening for the women it affects. The AFE module will provide knowledge for this low occurring process.

Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy remains a leading cause of maternal death. The Maternal 911 module will give you a basis of knowledge to better recognize and treat hypertension in pregnancy.

The postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) module will help health care providers identify when this serious and potentially fatal condition is occurring.  Identifying the cause of the bleeding and stopping the source of bleeding as fast as possible and replacing blood volume are the goals of this life-threatening situation. Participants will be better prepared when this event occurs.

Shoulder dystocia (SD) cannot be predicted, as there are no signs or way to prevent it, but health care professionals can be prepared for this obstetrical emergency. This module will explain how to recognize when this event occurs and what can be done to help relieve the impacted shoulder.  

The ethical situations in pregnancy module will evaluate situations that require the health care professional to put his or her personal values and beliefs aside and come to an understanding of what the patient desires. Disagreements between the health care provider and the patient, on the choice of therapy, can be a tremendous challenge in medical practice and cause tension in the patient and health care provider’s relationship. This module will help the provider work through situations when the patient does not accept the recommended treatment or requests treatment that is deemed unsafe for her and/or her unborn fetus.

Maternal 911 in Action simulation creates a situation to allow health care persons to experience a representation of a real health care event for the purpose of practice, learning, evaluation, testing, and to gain an understanding of symptoms and human actions prior to a real-life emergency event.  Simulation practice is to help health care professionals prepare in a safe setting which will likely uncover system gaps and or gaps in individual performance.

Simulation may be performed as tabletop discussion among a group representative of the team that would respond at the bedside. In situ training refers to simulation located in the actual area the pregnant woman would receive care. The benefit of in situ training is the location exactly replicates the space constraints and room design in which actual patient care will be delivered. This allows the staff to utilize the same equipment and practice how to best position equipment in the patient room for effective team performance. Simulation has proven that clinical teams respond more effectively and efficiently when an actual event occurs.

Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) is the most common liver disorder exclusive to pregnancy. The incidence rate varies worldwide. ICP interferes with the flow of bile acid and the cells are unable to transport bile acid normally, which leads to bile acids building up the bloodstream. There is increased risk to the unborn baby with elevated bile acids in the maternal blood. This module will provide details on ICP for early recognition and lead to appropriate care for the pregnant woman.

Modules included in the Emergency Personnel Course.

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