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A method of teaching critical care skills to undergraduate student midwives using the maternal-acute illness management (M-AIM) training day.

  The most recent confidential enquiry into maternal deaths (CMACE, 2011) identified human errors, specifically those of midwives and obstetricians/doctors as a fundamental component in contributing to maternal death in the UK. This paper discusses these findings and outlines a project to provide training in maternal-acute illness management (M-AIM) to final year student midwives. Contents of the program are designed to educate and simulate AIM skills and increase confidence and clinical ability in early recognition, management and referral of the acutely ill woman. An outline of the maternal-aim program delivered at the University of Salford (Greater Manchester, UK) is presented to illustrate how this particular institution has responded to a perceived need voiced by local midwifery leaders. It is proposed that developing this area of expertise in the education system will better prepare student midwives for contemporary midwifery practice.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    02 April 2014

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Elsevier

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.nepr.2014.04.001

  • ISSN:

    1471-5953

Citation

McCarthy, R., Nuttall, J., Smith, J., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2014). A method of teaching critical care skills to undergraduate student midwives using the maternal-acute illness management (M-AIM) training day. Nurse Education in Practice, 14, 747-751. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2014.04.001

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Keywords

Maternal-acute illness management (M-AIM); acute Illness management (AIM); critical care; education; maternal mortality; maternal morbidity; student midwives; educational intervention; confidential enquiry maternal deaths;

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