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.

PROMPT (PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training) is an evidence based multi-professional obstetric emergencies training package that has been developed for use in local maternity units. Implementation of PROMPT has been associated with improved outcomes in the UK, USA, Australia and Zimbabwe.

PROMPT training is recommended in the NHS England National Maternity Review: Better Births (2016).

PROMPT 3 ‘Course in a Box’ includes new modules, algorithms, implementation tools, scenarios and videos:

New modules:
PROMPT CIPP Course (Care of the Critically ill pregnant patient) training package -contains training tools to facilitate a multi-professional local Maternal Critical Care training course

New Chapters:

  • Maternal Critical Care
    • Teamworking, local context and sustaining effective local multi-professional training
    • Monitoring safety and quality - local evaluation of training, including evidence of effect.
  • Updated Chapters: Fetal Monitoring in labour based on FIGO & NICE, Major obstetric haemorrhage, Maternal Sepsis, Maternal anaesthetic emergencies
  • All other chapters have been reviewed & updated in line with national recommendations including MBRRACE, RCOG Green-top Guidelines, NICE & UK Resuscitation Council. Modules include:

BLS and Maternal Collapse, Eclampsia, Cord Prolapse, Shoulder Dystocia, Vaginal Breech Birth, Acute uterine inversion, Twin birth and Newborn resuscitation.