The Perinatal Outreach Education Team (POET) travels the state to conduct OB simulation drills in the management of rare obstetric emergencies. Health care professionals who are educated and trained to manage rare obstetric emergencies can positively impact outcomes for mothers and babies.
In addition to the team’s focus on targeted low-frequency, high-risk obstetric emergencies, a simulation structure features a mock code, which allows for the evaluation of staff knowledge retention. During the sessions, participants also practice components of neonatal resuscitation to help ensure that current, evidence-based care is being provided for the obstetric patients of Arkansas.
As part of the Perinatal Outcomes Workgroup Education and Research (POWER) initiatives for 2017, POET is also focused on improving neonatal and maternal outcomes by implementing Maternal Safety Bundles (hemorrhage or hypertension) in facilities providing obstetric services. In 2017, simulations will focus on the safety bundles.
If you would like an OB simulation drill at your facility, please call 1-866-273-3835 or email CDH Education.