Dr Katherine Lattey, a research fellow currently working for the PROMPT Maternity Foundation (PMF), has become the first PMF/Limbs & Things (L&T) Fellow to pilot a new research collaboration between our two organisations. PMF and L&T have been working together informally for many years to develop simulation models and training tools to improve care for women and babies during obstetric emergencies.

Kat is an obstetric registrar, currently ST5 level, who also works clinically at North Bristol Trust. She has been working with PMF for the past year, supporting the production of multi-media training materials for the PROMPT Annual Update and PROMPT Global programmes as well as running hands-on simulation training with L&T’s PROMPT Flex manikin.

In addition to our long history of collaborative innovation and research, PMF and L&T recognise the importance of evaluating the effectiveness of simulation training. PMF recommends the use of the PROMPT Flex manikin for shoulder dystocia (SD) training that has been associated with important reductions in birth injuries in the UK and internationally.  More recently, PMF and L&T have co-developed new tools for training in the management of impacted fetal head at caesarean births.  

We are looking forward to developing more training resources together in this exciting collaboration.