Birth Environment Exercise

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