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Cullingworth midwife Tina Mori is in line for honour
A midwife from Cullingworth is in the running for a national nursing award.
Tina Mori and her colleague Caroline Booth have been shortlisted for the emergency and critical care prize at the Nursing Times Awards 2012.
The midwives, who work at Bradford Royal Infirmary, were nominated for their multi-professional management training of out-of-hospital childbirth emergencies.
Professional development midwife Caroline and specialist midwife Tina started the course to improve communication and develop a greater understanding of their healthcare colleagues' roles and skills.
Midwives, maternity support workers, paramedics and ambulance crews all take part in the simulated learning scenario courses.
Tina said: “The teams simulate emergencies such as cord prolapse, major obstetric haemorrhage, eclampsia, sudden maternal collapse and the challenges facing us in the home in the absence of skilled obstetric or neonatal help.”
The awards ceremony will be held at at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, on Wednesday, October 31.
The emergency and critical care award will go to the team which has best demonstrated significant improvement in the quality of patient care in emergency or critical care settings. Caroline said: “Being shortlisted for this national award is fantastic recognition for everyone who has been involved in the management of the out-of-hospital childbirth emergencies training since it began in November 2007.
“Tina and I have had extremely positive feedback from all the health care professionals involved and our own hospital staff have remarked that the training has increased their confidence in dealing with our colleagues, such as paramedics and ambulance staff, during these emergency situations.
“This training aims at improving the outcomes for women and their babies, throughout the district, who find themselves in the daunting and often frightening position of delivering their baby at home in an emergency.”
The management training of out-of-hospital childbirth emergencies is now part of training for the Foundation Trust’s community midwives and maternity support workers.