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Maternity emergency care: Short course in maternity emergencies for remote area health staff with no midwifery qualifications

Kildea, Sue V., Kruske, Sue and Bowell, Libby (2006). Maternity emergency care: Short course in maternity emergencies for remote area health staff with no midwifery qualifications. Australian Journal of Rural Health,14(3):111-115.

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IRMA ID 79260824xPUB15
Title Maternity emergency care: Short course in maternity emergencies for remote area health staff with no midwifery qualifications
Author Kildea, Sue V.
Kruske, Sue
Bowell, Libby
Journal Name Australian Journal of Rural Health
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1038-5282   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-33646395395
Start Page 111
End Page 115
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Field of Research 1117 - Public Health and Health Services
1110 - Nursing
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To improve the maternity emergency skills and knowledge of health service providers, without midwifery qualifications, in remote Australia. DESIGN: A descriptive paper utilising data from a needs assessment and course evaluations used to develop and refine a short course in maternity emergencies. SUBJECTS: Remote area health providers. INTERVENTIONS: A multidisciplinary short course, targeting non-midwives in remote areas, aimed at improving knowledge and skills in detection, management and referral of maternity emergencies. RESULTS: Ten courses have been delivered to 175 participants. Evaluations demonstrate a highly valued program, well received and supported by remote health staff. CONCLUSIONS: The course is an important strategy to improve the maternity services offered to women in remote Australia.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1584.2006.00785.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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