This is for the EDs that are in a hospital that DO NOT have Labor and Delivery Services. While our main hospital is only 1/2 hour away, we have had deliveries in our ED and I would like to formalize the training.
I have been asked to do a 1/2 educational day on this topic. It has been done before at this hospital but the resources are no longer available. I am currently working with a Perinatal Services Educator and she wants the specifics as to what to teach. Any one out there have any great resources? How do you train your staff, requirements? etc?
I will repost on the OB site as well as EDUCATOR site.
May 25, '11
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]OMG~this is so funny because I d[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]ecided to do another search on this topic and here I end up finding myself again. This is what I ended up doing.
In collaboration with OB services including a CNMW and a nursery nurse I had the nurses for 4 hours. One hour was spend with the midwife discussing L and D basics and the second hour was with the nursery nurse reviewing care of the neonate (APGARS) and the basics on NRP with some STABLE facts. The next 30 minutes was on equipment review, specifically the infant warmer. So many nurses did not understand how to use the warmer and it had been sitting in the ED for over a year. We then talked about simulation as we used the Sim Newbie baby. The fun part was to simulate a deliver with a PROMPT (an OB pelvis simulator (just from the sternum to the knees). We had a model come in with a pillow under her shirt in labor and the nurses had to quickly set up and catch the baby and then the second group of nurses took the baby to the warmer and did some basic resuscitation with positive pressure. We then did a debrief and wrote down our concerns/questions for follow up. The nurses had a lot of fun doing it and said that we need to do it annually if not more. I now need to put together a module for the new nurses who are hired in between trainings. I would have to say that NRP and STABLE were great resources and now I will review the OB ones as well.
Last edit by WineCountryRN on May 25, '11
: Reason: spelling