Introducing an obstetric emergency training strategy into a simulated environment

Clare Hughes, Gail Anderson, Dorothy Patterson, Mary O'Prey

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Midwifery educators are challenged to produce registrants who are fit for practice at the point of registration with competence at the heart of this expectation. In addition to achieving expertise in normal pregnancy, it is recognised that students need to have the skills of critical decision making where normal processes become adversely affected.
An evaluation was undertaken with final year direct entry midwifery students using questionnaires and focus group interviews to determine whether simulated learning, such as the Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training (PROMPT) package, for emergency obstetric training would enhance self-efficacy and confidence levels in preparation for post-registration practice. The main themes that emerged from the study indicate that this style of learning increased midwifery students’ feelings of self-efficacy; highlighted the importance of a safe learning environment; reduced their anxiety regarding their ability to make decisions in clinical practice and reinforced confidence in their level of knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201 -207
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


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