Objective: To improve the maternity emergency skills and knowledge of health service providers, without midwifery qualifications, in remote Australia. Design: A descriptive paper utilising data from a needs assessment and course evaluations used to develop and refine a short course in maternity emergencies. Subjects: Remote area health providers. Interventions: A multidisciplinary short course, targeting non-midwives in remote areas, aimed at improving knowledge and skills in detection, management and referral of maternity emergencies. Results: Ten courses have been delivered to 175 participants. Evaluations demonstrate a highly valued program, well received and supported by remote health staff. Conclusions: The course is an important strategy to improve the maternity services offered to women in remote Australia. � 2006 The Authors Journal Compilation � 2006 National Rural Health Alliance Inc.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Rural Health|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|