Midwifery student attends 1000 Lives Plus
Lauren Quirke, 3rd year Midwifery student at Cardiff University recently attended the Transforming Maternity Services event in June.
Representatives from each of the health boards and trusts in NHS Wales attended the day to share ideas and discuss the implementation of the 1000 Lives Plus methodology within Maternity Services. Highlights from the day include measuring improvements, DVT risk assessment, community & birth interventions, and recognition and response to sepsis.
I was fortunate enough to be invited by the Wales Student Chapter to attend the recent 1000 Lives Plus Mini-Collaborative, ‘Transforming Maternity Services’ held at Cardiff City Stadium. As students in training for careers in the healthcare profession, we are sometimes on the periphery of the changing face of service provision, and so it was refreshing to attend an event that was essentially a platform for implementing change and improvements in maternity care in line with the 1000 Lives Plus framework.
Representatives from each of the Local Health Boards in
It was therefore an extremely reassuring and informative session that I found hugely beneficial. As a final year student I am about to embark upon a career as a newly qualified midwife, and as such will be required to incorporate my employer’s protocols and guidelines into everyday practice, applying the principles of beneficence and non-maleficence.
The 1000 Lives Plus Programme ‘Transforming Maternity Services’ embraces this at it’s very core with a robust Model for Improvement. The concept is simple: if the use of care bundles can improve care for one woman, it can improve care for ten, for 100 and for 1000 in time, extending to every woman accessing maternity services in
To learn more about the Transforming Maternity Services programme area of 1000 Lives Plus click here.
Last updated: 08/08/2011