Maternal Critical Care

Maternal Critical Care – A Simulation Day!

Our Maternal Critical Care study day hosted at The Royal London hospital on Thursday 11th May saw delegates brought together to learn the principles of good teamwork when caring for a sick mother with a critical illness.

Course Director Audrey Quinn has put together the Maternal Critical Care programme, taught by experts in their respective fields, allowing midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists and intensive care clinicians to review their skills and hopefully make changes on their own ward.

This one-day course is a multi-disciplinary approach to maternal critical care featuring:

  • Preliminary lectures outlining UK maternity standards in maternal critical care, trauma care and human factors training
  • Practical sessions with multi-disciplinary faculty in simulated MCC scenario, case based MCC discussions and resuscitation
  • Group discussions through MCQ/EMQs with faculty of general MCC topics

And was taught and delivered by our faculty:

  • Dr Audrey Quinn – Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, James Cook Hospital
  • Louise Swan – Senior Anaesthetic & Intensive Care Trainee, Northern School of Anaesthesia
  • Laura Vincent – ST5 Joint CCT Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthetics, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Deepika Meneni – Consultant Obstetrician, James Cook University Hospital
  • Dr Felicity Plaat – Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, Queen Charlotte’s Hospital
  • Shilpa Mahadasu – Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, James Cook Hospital
  • Marie Hall – Lead Midwife, Obstetric HDU, Queen Charlotte’s Hospital
  • Kate Slade – Anaesthetics Registrar, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Kate Danby – ST2, James Cook University Hospital

The day consisted of two simulation areas in which delegates had scenarios to carry out and worked together to help the sick mother. We had a helping hand with Lucina, a very realistic simulation model used for maternal/fetal training, created by CAE Healthcare. Lucina will be attending all our MCC courses. We also had Bart, the simulation model who can be used as either gender, situated at The Royal London hospital.

The delegates also went through MCQs in their rotating groups and ALS which included rhythm recognition, EZIOs, and ECG interpretation.

The feedback received from the delegates was positive, with many stating that they had ‘really enjoyed the day and found it well delivered and informative’ and thought it was ‘very well organised and a thought-provoking course.’ They also praised the staff saying that they were ‘friendly and helpful.’

Rachel Crisp, Simulation and Clinical Skills Lead at Barts Health NHS Trust was a great help for organising the venue and a big support throughout the day. Ramsey Fanous, ED Registrar & Sim Fellow and Chris Sadler, Consultant Anaesthetist and Director of Strategy for Simulation along with Rachel helped the day run smoothly with our delegates and faculty, especially in the simulation scenarios and we look forward to working with them again.

For those of you who missed out on attending the course, check out the list of courses on our website. We look forward to seeing you at one very soon.

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