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Updated Training for Midwives Why do an Obstetric Emergencies course?

Women do not give birth only in hospitals. The birth of a baby can happen abruptly anywhere: In the field, in the car, in the waiting room... Get ready! Improve your assistance as a professional during emergencies that may arise in a delivery outside the hospital setting.

Training and retraining in obstetric emergencies is crucial to ensure quality delivery care. The Eyimi Team follows the British model in which annual and mandatory training is multidisciplinary, taking into account the PROMPT model.

Whether you are a midwife working in hospital, in the community or attending home births, this course is essential as a competent health worker.

  • Midwives, Midwives and Professional Midwives
  • obstetricians
  • residents
  • Civil protection sanitary personnel
  • Other qualified health professionals with a special interest in emergency out-of-hospital births
  • Provide participants with the practical skills necessary to improve their response to emergencies in out-of-hospital births.

Course Contents

Participants gain experience providing emergency obstetric care and neonatal resuscitation in non-hospital settings. The settings will be home births, birthing houses or midwife-led birthing units. In addition, all those attending the face-to-face course have access to the Online Course on Obstetric Emergencies for 12 months.

  • Postpartum hemorrhage and maternal collapse.
  • Neonatal resuscitation.
  • Cord prolapse.
  • Shoulder dystocia.
  • Human factors in emergency cases.
  • Communication (SHIVAR), documentation and registration.
  • Practical blood loss estimation quiz.
  • Strategies when moving to the hospital.
  • Midwife care.

What do they say about our work?

“Without courses like these, with doubts about Emergencies, I would be unable to accompany a childbirth.

Obstetric emergencies are so basic and important and there are so many false myths, doubts and bad practices….

The Course helps to internalize, understand and finally know exactly the steps to follow, quickly, without hesitation and effectively to obtain the best possible results in each situation.

We must always do the best, but for this we need to be up to date and have the knowledge, practically automated once understood…

Having access to this course helps us make it possible!”

Inmaculada Sarriés (Obstetric Emergencies Online Course, 202

Important note

  • 1 day course; 8 hours of training.
  • Electronic documentation.
  • ECTS accreditation; European credits

Due to environmental considerations, teacher presentation PDFs and other documents related to this event are available online.

Do you know the teaching team?

Ella Caine

Doctor, midwife and researcher at the “Health System Innovation Lab”, London. Where she develops a program on the improvement of the health system and social services through innovative systems. She identifies maternal and newborn health inequities in vulnerable groups such as Asian and Black women.

She has worked as a midwife in both community and hospital settings, providing delivery care in Midwifery Led Care Units and OB-led units.

Ella is a member of the editorial board of The Practicing Midwife and author of articles for professional journals on Midwifery.

She has also recently contributed to a book on managing childbirth emergencies in low-tech settings, such as at home Managing childbirth emergencies in the community & low – tech settings

Sarah Ardizzone

Midwife with an experience of more than 20 years, her career has covered many aspects of our profession.

Sarah has a particular interest in neonatal resuscitation and is a board certified specialist in the field.

She has collaborated in the development of midwifery in Nepal, creating the curriculum for the training of midwives. She frequently travels to the country supervising the study process.

Her passion is low intervention midwifery and she firmly believes that it is a fundamental right of women to choose and take control of their own birthing process.

Sarah currently works in a midwife-led unit supporting women in 24/7 physiological labour, including many water births, and also mentors students in this area.

Hayley Summerfield

From a very young age, Hayley dreamed of becoming a midwife, to support and empower women during their pregnancy and childbirth.

She works at the University Hospital of Norfolk and Norwich, where she implements Birth Reflections- A conferencing service that brings clarity and understanding to women and their families by reviewing medical history during traumatic births. Hayley creates a space for reflection between the professional and the woman where what happened is debated.

She is also responsible for the Defense of Professional Midwifery (PMA), which defends the midwifery team, through personal and professional resilience, to improve the quality of care.