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Ready, Response-able, Resilient; Handling Complications & Emergencies

by Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM
  • Duration: 60 Mins
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  • Handout: Yes

This session addresses the competencies midwives need to manage complications and emergencies regardless of the situation, and when or where it occurs. How do we prepare for the many possibilities that can come a midwife’s way and feel confident in our abilities to think on our feet and work together for optimal outcomes? How do we improve our teamwork and ability to respond? After an emergency is over, what tools can we use to evaluate how to improve our practice? How do we heal our own trauma? We will take a look at ways to answer these questions with a focus on improving communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: List key ingredients for preparing for handling complications and emergencies.

Objective 2: Explain the importance of a shared mental model.

Objective 3: Discuss how to apply specific leadership skills for team debriefing.

Categories: Birth Complications