Clinical Skills Development Service

Maternity emergency training: now in rural and remote areas

The Maternity Education team at CSDS is thrilled to announce that we are taking the Maternity Emergency Program to regional, rural, and remote facilities. This initiative is made possible through the funding received under the Rural and Regional Birthing Services 2023-24 budget measure. We are excited to be delivering this tailored education to improve maternity emergency management in regional, rural, and remote facilities.

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MEP Facilitator Workshop at Weipa 2023

What is the Maternity Emergency Program?

The Maternity Emergency Program (MEP) is an interprofessional immersive simulation-based training program to enhance systematic team approach to managing maternity emergencies.

MEP courses are 8 hours of face-to-face education and meet the Clinical Services Capability Framework requirements for mandatory maternity emergency training. The courses are both accredited for CPD points with Australian College of Midwives (ACM) and The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).

MEP Facilitator Workshop at Weipa 2023

What are the benefits of the program?

  • Free program: Enjoy the benefits without any financial burden to your facility.
  • Tailored training solutions: Our program is customised to cater to the unique regional, rural and remote constraints of each site, ensuring targeted and effective learning.
  • Expert-led discussions: Benefit from insightful discussions led by experts in the field, offering valuable perspectives and practical strategies for managing maternity emergencies.
  • Hands-on skill stations: Enhance your clinical skills through hands-on training stations, allowing you to practice essential procedures and techniques under expert guidance.
  • Dynamic learning experience: Immerse yourself in realistic simulation scenarios that mimic real-life situations, coupled with convenient online learning resources to deepen your understanding, and reinforce key concepts.
  • Continuous support: Our dedicated team is committed to lightening your workload and providing support every step of the way.
  • Convenient accessibility: No need to travel, our team will bring the program directly to your facility.
MEP Facilitator Workshop at Weipa 2023

Maternity Emergency Program courses

MEP offers two courses:

MEP-FC is a one-day simulation workshop designed for clinicians new to maternity care, rotating back to the birthing environment, or employed in services with low exposure to birthing. MEP-FC is case-based, following a woman’s labour, birth, and postnatal period with management of a fixed set of complications, including shoulder dystocia, post-partum haemorrhage and postpartum sepsis. Learning is scaffolded through case discussion, practical skill stations and immersive simulation.

MEP-ADV is an immersive simulation focused course aimed at maternity staff with extensive experience in birthing care working in maternity services. As a bespoke course, facilitators choose different case-based scenarios depending on participant-identified learning needs for immersive simulations, skill stations and debrief exercises.

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