Always prepared

Emergencies in maternity can happen at any time of the day or night. Therefore it is essential that all staff are trained to the same level. So that, no matter when help is needed, appropriately staffed staff are there to respond.

Shared mental model

By having everyone trained in the same way, it means that all staff know how they are expected to act if an emergency happens. They can also anticipate what other team members will do, and what the likely next steps are; thereby improving their situational awareness.

Better patient outcomes

Evidence shows that maternity training will only improve patient outcomes if it:

  • is multi-professional
  • is based on the maternity unit
  • trains 100% of staff
  • is reinforced annually