Maternity Service Improvement Group
Annual two-day collaborative event
The Cascade of Intervention in Childbirth
18-19 April 2018,
Rydges Hotel, Southbank, Brisbane
Collaborative Event Code HRT1805
The aim of this group is to improve the provision of safe maternity care by sharing information on implementing innovative and effective practices. The group receives 6- monthly reports that contain both operational and clinical data and shares information through an annual workshop/collaborative event. This year, the subject is The Cascade of Intervention in Childbirth.
The Iatrogenic onset of birth can lead to a cascade of interventions in childbirth for both the mother and child. The results of which may also increase the likelihood of intervention in subsequent births. However, conversely, intervention in childbirth has advanced to a point where it has enabled a significant reduction in maternal and neonatal mortality for those who require it.
What is a safe level of intervention? How do we maintain safe levels? How can clinicians and consumers work towards maintaining a safe level of intervention in childbirth and does this start with expectations around the optimal time and process of birth?
Maternity Improvement group members demonstrate a wide variance in the Iatrogenic onset of birth rates. This and other related issues will be explored more fully at the collaborative event in April in Brisbane.
The Maternity Improvement Group meeting is an excellent forum for discussion of how guidelines have impacted on interventions and outcomes for mothers. It is also a great opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field and share innovations from our membership.
We hope you can join us and share your wisdom as well as gaining new knowledge from your peers.
What do you need to do?
- Designate a maternity liaison representative to act as a key contact with The Health Roundtable on maternity-related issues.
- Review definitions and updated reports for questions, comments, or issues.
- Report progress on current Aim Statements and improvement plans.
- Organise a delegation to attend the annual workshop—up to four people.
- Identify an improvement objective for implementation based on innovative ideas learnt at the workshop, and track progress.
What does The Health Roundtable do?
- Produce reports extracting data from the inpatient episode collection, highlighting trends and differences in performance.
- Work with key maternity contacts to organise the annual meeting and any special survey materials.
- Invite expert speakers who can share innovative ideas on the key topic for the workshop.
- Facilitate the annual meeting, and provide a summary report based on the discussions.
- Provide phone and webcast support to all members to assist with data interpretation.