PROMPT Training continues in Mpilo Hospital Zimbabwe.  Dr Clare Shakespear, PROMPT Obstetric Registrar led the latest local PROMPT training with Mpilo Hospital's multi professional faculty team.

Mr Ngwenya, Clinical Director at Mpilo Hospital opened the training day attended by 40 multi-disciplinary maternity staff..  The morning consisted of lectures presented by members of the Mpilo PROMPT faculty which included:

  • Haemorrhage and communication
  • Recognition of the unwell patient and sepsis
  • Neonatal resuscitation and Neonatal sepsis
  • Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
  • Breech delivery

An afternoon of skills and drills were held on the labour ward and in the admissions area:

  • Eclampsia
  • Prioritisation and the labour ward board
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • PPH
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Vaginal breech delivery

This local PROMPT course was very well received with highly positive feedback including:

‘Prompt action is key’               

‘Continuous evaluation of patient’      

‘Teamwork is important’  

‘Early recognition and intervention’

‘Teamwork and communication leads to success’   

'Call for help, communicate effectively’ 

‘Be calm, don’t panic’

‘Drills should be done regularly as they are a good refresher’