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Prompt Maternity

Impact & effect

PROMPT is evidence based training. 

Below are links to academic publications by members of the PROMPT team that relate to intrapartum care, training and its evaluation.


Impact of introducing Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training (PROMPT) into maternitg units in Victoria, Australia. 

Shoushtarian M, Barnett M, McMahon M, Ferris J. BJOG 121(13): 1710-8. December 2014

5-year experience with PROMPT (PRactical Obstetric Multidisciplinary Training) reveals sustained and progressive improvements in obstetric outcomes at a US hospital

Weiner C, Samuelson L, Collins L, Satterwhite C. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 210(1) S40. January 2014.

Using data and quality monitoring to enhance maternity outcomes; a qualitative study of the risk managers’ perspective.

Simms RA, Yelland A, Ping H, Beringer AJ, Draycott TJ, Fox R. BMJ Quality and Safety. 23(6), 457-464. May 2014

Millenium Development Goal 4: Reducing perinatal and neonatal mortality in low-resource settings.

Smith AC, Mutangiri W, Fox R, Crofts JF. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. 2014 Jan;16(1):1-5

The incarcerated gravid uterus: complications and lessons learnt.

Newell SD, Crofts JF, Grant SR. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014 Feb; 123(2, Part 2):423-427.

Realism and construct validity of novel pelvic models of common gynecologic conditions.

Edwards S, Cass G, Lenguerrand E, Fox R, Crofts JF. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2014 March; 124(3):270-3.


Adaptation and implementation of local maternity dashboards in a Zimbabwean hospital to drive clinical improvement

Crofts J, Moyo J, Ndebele W, Mhlanga S, Draycott T, Sibanda T. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation. 92:146-153. November 2013.

Developing Intrapartum Care Quality Indicators; A Systematic Approach for Achieving Consensus.

Sibanda T, Fox R, Draycott T, Mahmood T, Richmond D, Simms RA.  European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology & Reproductive Biology. 166 (1): 23–29. 2013

Development of maternity dashboards across a health region; current practice, continuing problems.
Simms RA, Ping H, Yelland A, Beringer AJ, Fox R, Draycott TJ. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology & Reproductive Biology. 170 (1): 119-124. 2013

Reducing risk in maternity by optimising teamwork and leadership: an evidence-based approach to save mothers and babies. 

Cornthwaite K, Edwards S, Siassakos D. Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology. 2013 May 3. Available from: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2013.04.004

Retention of factual knowledge after practical training for intrapartum emergencies.

Croft JF, Fox R, Draycott T, Winter C, Hunt LP, Akande VA. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2013 Oct; 123(1): 81-5.

Teamwork for Clinical Emergencies: Interprofessional Focus Group Analysis and Triangulation With Simulation.
Bristowe K, Siassakos D, Hambly H, Angouri J, Yelland A, Draycott TJ, Fox R. Qual Health Res. 2012 Jul 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Medical simulation for professional development--science and practice.
Fox R, Walker JJ, Draycott TJ. BJOG. 2011 Nov;118 Suppl 3:1-4.

Secondary post-partum haemorrhage: challenges in evidence-based causes and management.
Babarinsa IA, Hayman RG, Draycott TJ. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2011 Dec;159(2):255-60.

Evaluating the impact of simulation on translational patient outcomes.

McGaghie WC, Draycott TJ, Dunn WF, Lopez CM, Stefanidis D. Simul Healthc. 2011 Aug;6 Suppl:S42-7.

Surgical skills training: does it improve clinical outcome? 

Draycott T, Barnfield S. Resuscitation. 2011 Aug;82(8):973. Epub 2011 May 19.

Team communication with patient actors: findings from a multisite simulation study.
Siassakos D, Bristowe K, Hambly H, Angouri J, Crofts JF, Winter C, Hunt LP, Draycott TJ. Simul Healthc. 2011 Jun;6(3):143-9.

The use of simulation to teach clinical skills in obstetrics.
Cass GK, Crofts JF, Draycott TJ. Semin Perinatol. 2011 Apr;35(2):68-73. Review.

Improving collaboration in maternity with interprofessional learning.
Siassakos D, Marshall L, Draycott T. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2011 Mar-Apr;56(2):183.

Measuring the impact of simulation-based training on patient safety and quality of care: Lessons from maternity.
Siassakos D, Draycott T. Resuscitation. 2011 Jun;82(6):782; author reply 782-3.

Clinical efficiency in a simulated emergency and relationship to team behaviours: a multisite cross-sectional study.
Siassakos D, Bristowe K, Draycott TJ, Angouri J, Hambly H, Winter C, Crofts JF, Hunt LP, Fox R. BJOG. 2011 Apr;118(5):596-607.

Practical simulation training for maternity care--where we are and where next.
Crofts JF, Winter C, Sowter MC. BJOG. 2011 Nov;118 Suppl 3:11-6

Training to reduce adverse obstetric events with risk of cerebral palsy.
Siassakos D, Fox R, Draycott T. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 May;204(5):e15-6.

Monitoring healthcare quality in an obstetrics and gynaecology department using a CUSUM chart.
Sibanda T, Simms R, Draycott T, Fox R. BJOG. 2011 Feb;118(3):379-80; author reply 380

The management of a simulated emergency: better teamwork, better performance.
Siassakos D, Fox R, Crofts JF, Hunt LP, Winter C, Draycott TJ. Resuscitation. 2011 Feb;82(2):203-6.

Attitudes toward safety and teamwork in a maternity unit with embedded team training.
Siassakos D, Fox R, Hunt L, Farey J, Laxton C, Winter C, Draycott T. Am J Med Qual. 2011 Mar-Apr;26(2):132-7.

Exploratory randomized controlled trial of hybrid obstetric simulation training for undergraduate students.
Siassakos D, Draycott T, O'Brien K, Kenyon C, Bartlett C, Fox R. Simul Healthc. 2010 Aug;5(4):193-8.

Quality improvement demands quality measurement.
Draycott T, Sibanda T, Laxton C, Winter C, Mahmood T, Fox R. BJOG. 2010 Dec;117(13):1571-4.

More to teamwork than knowledge, skill and attitude.
Siassakos D, Draycott TJ, Crofts JF, Hunt LP, Winter C, Fox R. BJOG. 2010 Sep;117(10):1262-9.

Carbetocin versus oxytocin for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage following caesarean section: the results of a double-blind randomised trial.
Attilakos G, Psaroudakis D, Ash J, Buchanan R, Winter C, Donald F, Hunt LP, Draycott T. BJOG. 2010 Jul;117(8):929-36.

Category-1 caesarean section: a survey of anaesthetic and peri-operative management in the UK.
Kinsella SM, Walton B, Sashidharan R, Draycott T. Anaesthesia. 2010 Apr;65(4):362-8.

A simple tool to measure patient perceptions of operative birth.
Siassakos D, Clark J, Sibanda T, Attilakos G, Jefferys A, Cullen L, Bisson D, Draycott T. BJOG. 2009 Dec;116(13):1755-61.

Prospective evaluation of a continuous monitoring and quality-improvement system for reducing adverse neonatal outcomes.
Sibanda T, Sibanda N, Siassakos D, Sivananthan S, Robinson Z, Winter C, Draycott TJ. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Nov;201(5):480.e1-6.

Healthcare evaluation of the use of atosiban and fibronectin for the management of pre-term labour.
Siassakos D, O'Brien K, Draycott T. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2009 Aug;29(6):507-11.

Content analysis of team communication in an obstetric emergency scenario.
Siassakos D, Draycott T, Montague I, Harris M. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2009 Aug;29(6):499-503.

Evaluation of a strategy to improve undergraduate experience in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Siassakos D, Timmons C, Hogg F, Epee M, Marshall L, Draycott T. Med Educ. 2009 Jul;43(7):669-73.

PROMPT education and development: saving mothers' and babies' lives in resource poor settings.
Sibanda T, Crofts JF, Barnfield S, Siassakos D, Epee MJ, Winter C, Draycott T.
BJOG. 2009 May;116(6):868-9. No abstract available.

The active components of effective training in obstetric emergencies.
Siassakos D, Crofts JF, Winter C, Weiner CP, Draycott TJ. BJOG. 2009 Jul;116(8):1028-32.

Retrospective cohort study of diagnosis-delivery interval with umbilical cord prolapse: the effect of team training.
Siassakos D, Hasafa Z, Sibanda T, Fox R, Donald F, Winter C, Draycott T. BJOG. 2009 Jul;116(8):1089-96.

Hospital, simulation center, and teamwork training for eclampsia management: a randomized controlled trial.
Ellis D, Crofts JF, Hunt LP, Read M, Fox R, James M. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Mar;111(3):723-31.

Observations from 450 shoulder dystocia simulations: lessons for skills training.
Crofts JF, Fox R, Ellis D, Winter C, Hinshaw K, Draycott TJ. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Oct;112(4):906-12.

Documentation of simulated shoulder dystocia: accurate and complete?
Crofts JF, Bartlett C, Ellis D, Fox R, Draycott TJ. BJOG. 2008 Sep;115(10):1303-8.

Improving neonatal outcome through practical shoulder dystocia training.

Draycott TJ, Crofts JF, Ash JP, Wilson LV, Yard E, Sibanda T, Whitelaw A. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jul;112(1):14-20.

Patient-actor perception of care: a comparison of obstetric emergency training using manikins and patient-actors.
Crofts JF, Bartlett C, Ellis D, Winter C, Donald F, Hunt LP, Draycott TJ. Qual Saf Health Care. 2008 Feb;17(1):20-4. 2007

Management of shoulder dystocia: skill retention 6 and 12 months after training.
Crofts JF, Bartlett C, Ellis D, Hunt LP, Fox R, Draycott TJ. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Nov;110(5):1069-74.

Change in knowledge of midwives and obstetricians following obstetric emergency training: a randomised controlled trial of local hospital, simulation centre and teamwork training.
Crofts JF, Ellis D, Draycott TJ, Winter C, Hunt LP, Akande VA. BJOG. 2007 Dec;114(12):1534-41.

Pattern and degree of forces applied during simulation of shoulder dystocia.
Crofts JF, Ellis D, James M, Hunt LP, Fox R, Draycott TJ. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Aug;197(2):156.e1-6.

Training for shoulder dystocia: a trial of simulation using low-fidelity and high-fidelity mannequins.
Crofts JF, Bartlett C, Ellis D, Hunt LP, Fox R, Draycott TJ.Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Dec;108(6):1477-85.

Does training in obstetric emergencies improve neonatal outcome?
Draycott T, Sibanda T, Owen L, Akande V, Winter C, Reading S, Whitelaw A. BJOG. 2006 Feb;113(2):177-82.

Fetal monitoring in labor: are accelerations good enough?
Trochez RD, Sibanda T, Sharma R, Draycott T. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2005 Nov;18(5):349-52.

A randomised controlled trial of a new handheld vacuum extraction device.
Attilakos G, Sibanda T, Winter C, Johnson N, Draycott T. BJOG. 2005 Nov;112(11):1510-5.

The use of serial betaHCG to plan surgical evacuation of retained placenta in a case of placenta accreta.
Kulkarni A, Draycott T. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2005 Apr;17(4):295-7.

Shoulder dystocia training using a new birth training mannequin.
Crofts JF, Attilakos G, Read M, Sibanda T, Draycott TJ. BJOG. 2005 Jul;112(7):997-9.