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Communication
Reviewers observed that communication with the neonatal or paediatric team was variable and led, on a number of occasions, to paediatricians not being present at delivery or being called late, or to the paediatric/neonatal team being only represented
Case ascertainment
Intrapartum stillbirths and early neonatal deaths are cross-checked against data from MBRRACE-UK.   MBRRACE-UK conduct case ascertainment against Office for National Statistics and National Records of Scotland birth and death registration data and
Hadija Mwanaupanga
Hadija Mwanaupanga shares her experience of being a Leading Safe Choices Mentor in postpartum family planning at Mwananyamala Hospital, Tanzania. I’m a Leading Safe Choices mentor at the Mwanayamala Hospital and Makurumla Health Centre. The role of a
SBA general instructions
Guidance on answering Single Best Answer questions (SBAs) How to complete the new RCOG answer sheet format Please only use a black or blue ball point pen to complete your answer sheet. You will find the answer sheet on page 3 of the question
SBA and EMQ general instructions
Single best answer (SBA) questions (Q1-50) Answering the questions The answer sheet is numbered 1-50. Each question in the question booklet will consist of a clinical scenario followed by a lead-in question, and then a list of five options. Candidates
Recommendations – stress and fatigue
  Recommendation Decision making is more difficult when staff feel stressed and/or tired. A different perspective improves the chances of making a safe decision.   Clinical staff should be empowered to seek out advice from a colleague not
Resuscitation competence
  Situation A baby was born at 41 weeks of gestation with no spontaneous respirations. There was a significant delay in intubation even once a lack of respiratory drive was recognised. Once the decision was made to intubate, the endotracheal tube,
Decision making surrounding therapeutic hypothermia
  The reviewers found that, at times, the information contained within the local reviews lacked detail on whether or not criteria were met to initiate therapeutic hypothermia treatment.   The reviewers considered that such clinical decisions
In handover
Handovers can be busy and dynamic. Getting this time "right" for all team members can improve productivity and patient outcomes. The RCOG e-learning module on handover gives some useful advice on how to get this right and provides 2x 5-minute video
Analysis of local reviews
The information for 1093 (95%) of the 1145 babies reported for 2018 was fully completed by a lead reporter on the Each Baby Counts online reporting system. The other 52 reports on the system were started but were not completed by the lead

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