Multiprofessional ‘fire-drill’ training in the labour ward
Article first published online: 26 JAN 2011
2009 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 55–60, January 2009
How to Cite
Siassakos, D., Crofts, J., Winter, C., Draycott, T. and on behalf of the SaFE Study Group (2009), Multiprofessional ‘fire-drill’ training in the labour ward. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 11: 55–60. doi: 10.1576/toag.220.127.116.11469
- Issue published online: 26 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 26 JAN 2011
- obstetric emergency;
- shoulder dystocia;
- simulation training
- • Regular multiprofessional rehearsals of the management of obstetric emergencies have been recommended since 1997.
- • In-house training is cheap and associated with improved outcomes.
- • Teamwork failure is associated with poor obstetric outcome but aviation-based team training is not a panacea: we may need to develop and evaluate obstetric-specific interventions.
- • To comprehend the importance of rehearsals in the labour ward.
- • To understand the components of successful ‘fire-drills’.
- • Excessive focusing on the processes of training can lead to neglect of teamworking and prevent sustainable differences in outcomes.
- • Entrenched negative attitudes to risk management processes can reduce the impact of training.
Please cite this article as: Siassakos D, Crofts J, Winter C, Draycott T. Multiprofessional ‘fire-drill’ training in the labour ward. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2009;11:55–60.