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Activity description

149055 - 2019 - Maternity and Newborn Emergencies (MANE) Program

Royal Women's Hospital

The Maternity and Newborn Emergencies (MANE) Program has been designed in response to the Dr Stephen Duckett report Targeting Zero, the Report of the Review of Hospital Safety and Quality Assurance in Victoria (2016).
It is a collaborative program between Maternity Services Education Program (MSEP), the Royal Women’s Hospital and Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval Service (PIPER), the Royal Children’s Hospital. It addresses current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for rural and regional maternity services with highlighted themes of:
1. Governance
2. Quality & safety, incorporating the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards
3. Organisational transparency
4. Escalation processes, including human factors
5. Learning from clinical incidents (ISRs) relevant to the site (element of tailoring to individual site requirements and responsiveness to significant incidents)

Relevance to General Practice

In March 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was notified by the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM), of a cluster of perinatal deaths that had occurred at Djerriwarrh Health Services (DjHS) between 2013 and 2014.
An expert review was undertaken by Professor Euan Wallace, Report of an Investigation into Perinatal Outcomes at Djerriwarrh Health Services. This report identified that a number of the deaths were avoidable or potentially avoidable.
In response to a number of prior reports, the Minister for Health requested an additional review by Dr Stephen Duckett, Targeting Zero, the Report of the Review of Hospital Safety and Quality Assurance in Victoria.
The MANE program addresses the highlighted need for education and clinical expertise within rural and regional Victorian maternity services.

Learning outcomes

  1. Implement leadership behaviours during maternal and perinatal emergencies
  2. Evaluate the escalation processes and procedures at your maternity service.
  3. Demonstrate the skill of Umbilical Vein Catheter (UVC) insertion
  4. Discuss new evidence based practice changes relevant to maternity and perinatal emergencies
  5. Use the emergency protocols for activating Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER) assistance.

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication with family, carers and others involved in the care of the patient is appropriate and clear

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • A significantly ill patient is identified and managed appropriately

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • Effective leadership improves outcomes for patients

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Critical incidents and potential critical incidents are identified and managed

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Ethical business processes and practices, and effective governance structures are implemented

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Rural health
  • Children and young people health
  • Pregnancy care
  • Women's health
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Integrative medicine

Partnering organisations

Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER)

Activity sponsor

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Specific requirements
Women's Health
Grant eligible
Emergency Medicine Grant - 1day
Obstetric Grant - 1day

Session summary


Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 8:00am - Wednesday 20 Feb 2019 2:30pm


The Kilmore and District Hospital


Face to face




All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Nova Barrios
T: 03 8345 3930