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A method of teaching critical care skills to undergraduate student midwives using the maternal-acute illness management (M-AIM)training day

McCarthy, R, Nuttall, J, Smith, J and Hollins-Martin, CJ 2014, 'A method of teaching critical care skills to undergraduate student midwives using the maternal-acute illness management (M-AIM)training day' , Nurse Education in Practice, 14 (6) , pp. 747-751.

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Abstract

The most recent Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (CMACE, 2011) identified human errors, specifically those of midwives and obstetricians/doctors as a fundamental component in contributing to maternal death in the UK. This paper discusses these findings and outlines a project to provide training in Maternal-Acute Illness Management (M-AIM) to final year student midwives. Contents of the program are designed to educate and simulate AIM skills and increase confidence and clinical ability in early recognition, management and referral of the acutely ill woman. An outline of the Maternal-AIM program delivered at the University of Salford (Greater Manchester, UK) is presented to illustrate how this particular institution has responded to a perceived need voiced by local midwifery leaders. It is proposed that developing this area of expertise in the education system will better prepare student midwives for contemporary midwifery practice.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Energy
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Education in Practice
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1471-5953
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Rosemary McCarthy
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 13:02
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2015 13:02
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33801

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