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PROMPT Course Manual

3rd Edition


  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108430296

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  • The PROMPT (Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training) course covers the management of a range of obstetric emergency situations. Over the past five years, there has been increasing evidence that PROMPT training is having significant impact on outcomes in the UK, and internationally. In 2016, PROMPT was recognised in the NHS England: National Maternity Review. The PROMPT training package consists of interactive lectures, drills and workshops, providing hands-on experience of practical skills and team-working in simulated obstetric emergency situations. This third edition has been comprehensively updated in line with recent evidence and national and international guidelines to reflect the latest research and current clinical practice. There are new modules, algorithms, implementation tools, scenarios and videos. The course manual is essential reading for all those attending a local PROMPT course. It is also useful as a stand-alone textbook, providing evidence-based, up-to-date information for any health professional involved in maternity care.

    • The Course Manual for the PROMPT course
    • A trainers manual is also available
    • Fully updated to reflect the latest research and clinical practice
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108430296
    • length: 326 pages
    • dimensions: 298 x 211 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Team working
    2. Basic life support
    3. Maternal cardiac arrest
    4. Maternal anaesthetic emergencies
    5. Fetal monitoring in labour
    6. Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia
    7. Maternal sepsis
    8. Major obstetric haemorrhage
    9. Maternal critical care
    10. Shoulder systocia
    11. Cord prolapse
    12. Vaginal breech birth
    13. Twin birth
    14. Acute uterine inversion
    15. Basic newborn resuscitation
    16. Measuring safety and quality in maternity care.

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    PROMPT Course Manual

    The resources on this page are only to accompany the Third Edition PROMPT Trainer’s Manual (not the Course Manual). They are password protected and only available to download by teams that have attended an official PROMPT 3 Train-the-Trainers programme. These resources are only to be used in their own units and institutions. Teams will be provided with unique password access when they attend the Train-the-Trainers programme. These resources are copyrighted. Subject to statutory exception and to the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements, no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission of the PROMPT Maternity Foundation and Cambridge University Press.

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  • Editors

    Cathy Winter, PROMPT Maternity Foundation
    Cathy Winter is the lead midwife for the PROMPT Maternity Foundation (PMF). She has been a senior labour ward midwife for over twenty years and is now the senior research midwife at North Bristol NHS Trust (UK). For the past sixteen years, as part of a multi-professional team, she has been responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of local multi-professional obstetric emergencies training for all maternity staff at Southmead Hospital. As founder member of the PROMPT Maternity Foundation, Cathy has been integral to the development and dissemination of the PROMPT training package to many maternity units in the UK and across the world.

    Timothy Draycott, University of Bristol
    Timothy Draycott is a Consultant Obstetrician at North Bristol NHS Trust (UK) and the obstetric research lead for the PROMPT Maternity Foundation. He has a research interest in patient safety, particularly multi-professional training, simulation, teamworking and quality improvement in maternity care. He has recently held a Health Foundation Improvement Science fellowship to investigate the effects of context on training and simulation.

    Neil Muchatuta, University of Bristol

    Jo Crofts, University of Bristol

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