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Birth Environment Exercise Presentation Transcript

  • 1.
  • 2. Birth Environment
    Strategies for change
  • 3. INSPIRATION
  • 4.
  • 5. STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE
  • 6. Lovely environments are nothing without staff and users engagement
    • Need visible and active leadership
    • 7. Ask your users what they want e.g. may not want cot in room due to superstition
    • 8. Use women’s stories to build a powerful narrative to engage staff
    • 9. Involve staff in the design of new rooms
    • 10. Staff deserve environments that recognises and values them
    • 11. Need to build staff confidence about how to use new rooms and equipment (especially so they do not hurt themselves)
    • 12. Provide stools or mats on floors for midwives to use
  • Carpe Diem
    • Do not wait for your move to a new building to make changes
    • 13. Start to engage staff in changes to practice now
    • 14. Need to introduce changes well in advance – regular Skills and Drills, Learning Forums and Reflective Groups
    • 15. Pro-actively manage these transitions for staff
    • 16. Do not allow environment to be an excuse. There are always things you can do now
    • 17. What can you take out of rooms to make space for positive changes?
  • Funding
    • Need to invest in normality
    • 18. Approach PCT or funders at the end of financial year to make case for change
    • 19. Start with low-hanging fruits e.g. graphic wallpaper (cheap, easy to put up and not constrained by space)
    • 20. Generate income from fundraising activity
  • High risk environments
    • What about the labour wards or ORs?
    • 21. High risk areas are so clinical – why shouldn’t we try to improve these too?
    • 22. Challenge these labels
    • 23. It is all about a safe and comfortable atmosphere