The last two days have been spent in the classroom. Yes, I have been attending 2, out of the 3, required mandatory study days we are required to attend to enable us to remain updated. Yesterday was the ‘important’, well in my eyes at least, obstetric emergencies day; eclampsia, cord prolapse, major postpartum haemorrhage, shoulder distocia, vaginal breech delivery, neonatal resuscitation, it’s down to basics, known risk factors, presentation, management and the accompanying emergency drills. Always a day that brings it all home, especially when the majority of midwives there are hospital based. When the part of the drill is reached ‘call for assistance’, their list is senior midwife, obstetrician, anaesthetist, paediatrician, scribe ours is paramedic, makes you feel a bit alone really.
Today was, blood transfusion (of course we have loads of those in the community), infection control, physiotherapy, antenatal/newborn screening updates and fire.
I’ve still got cardiotocograph interpretation, adult resus, record keeping, data protection, moving and handling, child protection, mentor and assessor update and breastfeeding to attend. I’m saving that day until December, too much excitement is not good for a midwife.
I’ve just read the entry about ‘News’, and realised that I didn’t actually say what the news was, just rambled on about how happy I was! Not too hard to guess really that it was excellent news as Louis has been passed fully functioning in the hearing catagory.