Cultural Safety in Maternity and Newborn Emergencies (MANE) Program

The Cultural Safety in Maternity and Newborn Emergencies (CS in MANE) Program includes the clinical expertise of facilitators from:

  • Koori Maternity Strategy and Cultural Safety Trainers from Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)
  • Maternity Services Education Program (MSEP), The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER), The Royal Children’s Hospital

The program delivers specialised and tailored education to maternity and newborn care clinicians in level 2-4 Maternity Services throughout Victoria.

This multidisciplinary clinical education session is facilitated on-site in the hospital’s birth suite and clinical education area.

The program aims to support clinicians in providing care for an Aboriginal woman, baby or family in an unexpected maternity and perinatal emergency within a rural or regional Victorian maternity service.

The purpose of the program is to build upon the existing internal clinical education and professional development in-situ at level 2-4 maternity services including Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training (PROMPT), through having ‘access to independent clinical expertise to help identify deficiencies in care and focus attention on opportunities for improvement’ – Targeting Zero (2016), recommendation 5.

Registration is open to doctors, midwives, Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs)/ Aboriginal Health Liaison Officers (AHLOs), nurses, paramedics and students.

CPD Points and Procedural Grants are available for attending this program. Download the 2018 CS in MANE CPD Allocations document below.

Features of the Cultural Safety in MANE Program

  • Cultural Safety and Awareness Training provided by VACCHO with a clinical and maternity services context
  • Simulated perinatal emergencies using a Simulated Patient Actress from Aboriginal background to provide feedback from a patient perspective
  • Presentations from on-site Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer (AHLO)/ Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) resources including referral pathways
  • Provide external expertise to support internal PROMPT activities
  • Practical workstations (Clinician Specific) – added Cultural Safety considerations provided by the VACCHO team
  • Principles of teamwork resource management
  • Site specific initiatives to improve clinical care and outcomes
  • Clinical Governance Education and feedback to service
  • Elective module selection to tailor the program to the learning needs of your organisation. 

2018 Cultural Safety in MANE Programs

Cultural Safety in MANE Programs are scheduled twice a year throughout Victoria. Registrations are essential. Please contact the MSEP team for more information.

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service Tues 22nd – Wed 23rd May 2018
Djerriwarrh Health Services Tues 19th – Wed 20th June 2018

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