About this course

  • Does a preg­nant woman com­ing to your clin­ic make you feel nervous?
  • Would you know what to do if a preg­nant woman came to your clinic/​hospital in labour and there was no mid­wife available?
  • Can you give good care, with­in your scope of prac­tice to preg­nant women?

The First Peo­ples Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care course is designed to upskill Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Health Workers/​Practitioners to pro­vide emer­gency care for preg­nant women and their babies in the remote and iso­lat­ed setting.

The First Peo­ples Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care course con­tent can be mod­i­fied accord­ing to needs of the health ser­vice, with male and female spe­cif­ic cours­es available.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed to meet the learn­ing needs of all Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Health Workers/​Practitioners.

Please note, Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Health Prac­ti­tion­ers are also eli­gi­ble to attend any of the oth­er mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary cours­es includ­ing Remote Emer­gency Care and Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care.

If you have any queries about the course or its rel­e­vance to your prac­tice, sub­mit an enquiry here.

Course deliv­ery

The First Peo­ples Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care course con­sists of the fol­low­ing components: 

  • Pre-course read­ing — CRANAplus First Peo­ples Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care course manual
  • Atten­dance at a three day face to face work­shop con­sist­ing of lec­tures, skill sta­tions and prac­ti­cal based scenarios
  • An on course mul­ti-choice quiz
  • An indi­vid­ual sce­nario based clin­i­cal skills assessment 

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, clin­i­cians will be able to:

  • Demon­strate the prin­ci­ples man­ag­ing an unex­pect­ed birth in a remote and/​or iso­lat­ed setting
  • Demon­strate the prin­ci­ples of giv­ing first line emer­gency care to a woman in labour and imme­di­ate­ly fol­low­ing childbirth.
  • Devel­op strate­gies for pro­vid­ing time­ly refer­rals to trained mater­ni­ty ser­vice providers and new­born health ser­vices in geo­graph­i­cal­ly iso­lat­ed regions.
  • Iden­ti­fy appro­pri­ate respons­es to the fol­low­ing mater­nal and neona­tal complications:
    • Vagi­nal bleed­ing in pregnancy 
    • Hyper­ten­sion
    • Pre-eclamp­sia
    • Mater­nal trauma
    • Pre-term labour
    • A baby requir­ing resus­ci­ta­tion after birth
    • Post par­tum haemorrhage

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:

  • A CRANAplus First Peo­ples Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care certificate 

All presenters were amazing and well planned and it was all hand’s on experience with what it feels in a real situation with pregnant moms & baby. Thanks guys!

Course Participants, February 2018, Alice Springs, NT

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