Training packages

PROMPT Train the Trainers (T3)

All teams that attend PROMPT T3 training receive the PROMPT ‘Course in a Box’: a proven multi-professional training programme which was initially introduced to North Bristol NHS Trust with improvements replicated in real life, with a 50% reduction in neonatal hypoxic injuries, a 70% reduction in injuries after shoulder dystocia and improvements in Category 1 emergency Caesarean sections following the introduction of the programme.

From 2008 to date, the development of PROMPT (Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training) has led to the publication of the PROMPT ‘Course in a Box’, which in January 2017 saw the launch of the 3rd edition.  National recommendations for multi-professional obstetrics emergencies training for all maternity staff in the UK (National Maternity Review 2016) coupled with data demonstrating improved outcomes for mothers and babies has led to PROMPT being adopted by most units in the UK.

Internationally, interest has grown and PROMPT training has been adopted in a number of countries outside of the UK.  Many of these countries have conducted their own research trials and have demonstrated similar results to those achieved at Southmead Hospital (see the ‘Impact’ page for more information).

PROMPT Trainer’s Manual
Available as part of the PROMPT ‘Course in a Box’


PROMPT Course Manual 
Available as part of the PROMPT ‘Course in a Box’
Also available from Cambridge University Press



The aim of the PROMPT Care of the Critically Ill Pregnant or Postpartum Woman (CiPP) Course is to cover some components of the core curriculum for maternal critical care – this course is not intended to be exhaustive but to be used as a framework on which individual maternity units can build.

PROMPT CiPP has been designed as a separate ‘mini-course’ – structured, stand alone, multi-professional and face-to-face.

There is a dedicated course manual, lecture set and materials and guidance for small interactive learning stations.

The course is designed as a half-day course and should be led by an anaesthetist with a special interest in maternal critical care.

Lectures include:

  • Care of the Critically Ill Pregnant or Postpartum Woman
  • Sepsis in Pregnant Women
  • Cardiorespiratory Emergencies
  • Neurological Emergencies in Pregnancy

Skills stations include:

  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Oxygen therapy
  • ECG interpretation
  • Invasive monitoring
  • Critical care charts
  • Structured review of the critically ill woman

The PROMPT CiPP training package is available as part of the PROMPT ‘Course in a Box’.

PROMPT Critical Care Course Handbook
Available as part of the PROMPT T3 Programme


To book onto an upcoming PROMPT T3  course (includes PROMPT CiPP) click here.

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