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Practice-based learning and the impacts of COVID-19: doing it for real?

Practice-based learning is an integral part of many health and social care professional programmes, providing situated and experiential learning opportunities that contribute to meeting the learning...

Evaluating the contribution of interdisciplinary obstetrics skills and drills emergency training

Variation in the quality of maternal health and perinatal care provision was highlighted by the Government's initiative to reduce the stillbirth and neonatal death rate by 50% by 2025 and 20% by 2020...

Use of technology in simulation training in midwifery

Midwifery education is facing many challenges in finding clinical placements to meet curriculum requirements to educate and prepare midwifery students in specialised areas (Brady et al, 2015)

Future-proofing simulation and clinical skills

Simulation and clinical skills sessions support student midwives in developing their clinical and communication abilities, and link theory to practice in a safe environment (Lendahls and Oscarsson,...

Are midwifery students adequately prepared for vaginal breech birth in clinical practice?

The heightened focus on risk affects maternity care providers' attitudes towards vaginal breech birth (Berhan and Haileamlak, 2016), and this professional apprehension may have the potential to limit...

Obstetric emergencies: Enhancing the multidisciplinary team through simulation

This article will discuss the use of high fidelity simulation in Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust in the north west of England High fidelity simulation is used in the Trust for a few different...

Active blended learning for clinical skills acquisition: innovation to meet professional expectations

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)'s draft framework for nursing and midwifery education states that a programme of study will only be approved if ‘students are empowered and provided with the...

Enhancing inter-professional education through low-fidelity simulation

The increased recognition of midwives as lead professionals in low-risk pregnancy and birth, and the proliferation of midwifery-led units within the NHS, have raised the profile of midwifery in the...

Should left-handed midwives and midwifery students conform to the ‘norm’ or practise intuitively?

It has been suggested that the growing proportion of left-handed people—or, more specifically, the greater acknowledgement of left-handedness over the past century—may be the result of fewer...

Midwifery educators' experiences and perceptions following a high-fidelity birth simulator workshop

Midwifery is a practice-based profession requiring new graduates to be equipped with the necessary practical skills to enter the profession, yet it is often not possible to provide the full range of...

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