Human Factors training & the acute obstetric team

Human Factors
training & the acute
obstetric team -
the importance of nontechnical skills training
in maternity care
Friday, 19th October. 2012 –
Birmingham City Football
Club CPD accreditation relevant
Course organisers:
Felicity Plaat, Kim Hinshaw, Charles Cox, David Churchill, Suzi Jackson,
Barbara Kuypers, Sarah Melford, Anne Richley, Helen Scholefield
Human factors (or ‘non-technical skills’) training developed after several major
disasters in the aviation industry but has key elements which are highly relevant to the
acute labour ward team.
This exciting and innovative one-day course will describe and review the important
elements of human factors training and relate them to the Delivery Suite situation. The
course will include lectures and interactive workshops covering: situational awareness,
decision-making, communication, teamwork and leadership. The keynote speaker is
Brian Toft OBE, President of the Birth Trauma Association and Professor of Patient
Safety at Coventry University. He has a long association with patient safety and human
factors and is a Specialist Advisor to the Department of Health. The management of
stress and coping with fatigue during emergencies will be presented by an experienced
military officer who has managed combat stress and fatigue in war zones in Bosnia,
Afghanistan and Iraq. The clinical faculty are very experienced in the running of
obstetrics skills/drills courses.
The course will cover crucial skills that experienced professionals who work in the
multidisciplinary labour ward environment use daily, but formal teaching in these vital
skills has not featured in postgraduate training curricula. They are ideally taught in a
multidisciplinary setting and are relevant to all members of the acute labour ward
team. The course is limited to 72 attendees and interactive stations will be in groups
of 12, each with experienced faculty.
Who for: All clinical staff who work on the delivery suite (medical,
midwifery, nursing, theatre support, risk managers etc), and clinical
negligence, personal injury law professionals.
Day course fee - £245 (£195 Early bird before August 30th). Contact: Training
Manager Pauline Lister Tel: 02476 422135