Impact of introducing practical obstetric multi-professional training (PROMPT) into maternity units in Victoria, Australia

Shoushtarian, M., Barnett, M., Mcmahon, F. and Ferris, J. (2014) Impact of introducing practical obstetric multi-professional training (PROMPT) into maternity units in Victoria, Australia. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 121 13: 1710-1718. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.12767

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Author Shoushtarian, M.
Barnett, M.
Mcmahon, F.
Ferris, J.
Title Impact of introducing practical obstetric multi-professional training (PROMPT) into maternity units in Victoria, Australia
Journal name BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1470-0328
Publication date 2014-04-21
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/1471-0528.12767
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 121
Issue 13
Start page 1710
End page 1718
Total pages 9
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To assess the introduction of Practical Obstetric Multi-professional Training (PROMPT) into maternity units and evaluate effects on organisational culture and perinatal outcomes.

Design: A retrospective cohort study.

Setting: Maternity units in eight public hospitals in metropolitan and regional Victoria, Australia.

Population: Staff in eight maternity units and a total of 43 408 babies born between July 2008 and December 2011.

Methods: Representatives from eight Victorian hospitals underwent a single day of training (Train the Trainer), to conduct PROMPT. Organisational culture was compared before and after PROMPT. Clinical outcomes were evaluated before, during and after PROMPT.

Main outcome measures: The number of courses run and the proportion of staff trained were determined. Organisational culture was measured using the Safety Attitude Questionnaire. Clinical measures included Apgar scores at 1 and 5 minutes (Apgar 1 and Apgar 5), cord lactate, blood loss and length of baby's stay in hospital.

Results: Seven of the eight hospitals conducted PROMPT. Overall about 50% of staff were trained in each year of the study. Significant increases were found in Safety Attitude Questionnaire scores representing domains of teamwork (Hedges' g 0.27, 95% confidence interval [95% CI] 0.13-0.41), safety (Hedges' g 0.28, 95% CI 0.15-0.42) and perception of management (Hedges' g 0.17, 95% CI 0.04-0.31). There were significant improvements in Apgar 1 (OR 0.84, 95% CI 0.77-0.91), cord lactates (odds ratio 0.92, 95% CI 0.85-0.99) and average length of baby's stay in hospital (Hedges' g 0.03, 95% CI 0.01-0.05) during or after training, but no change in Apgar 5 scores or proportion of cases with high blood loss.

Conclusion: PROMPT can be introduced using the Train the Trainer model. Improvements in organisational culture and some clinical measures were observed following PROMPT.
Keyword Maternity
Multi-professional training
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Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 21 April 2014.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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