The PROMPT Maternity Foundation (PMF) is a multi-professional group of obstetricians, midwives and anaesthetists based in the UK. The aim of the charity is to improve birth outcomes for mothers and their babies through effective training for emergencies during labour and birth right across the world.
Although paramedics, ambulance staff and other pre-hospital healthcare professionals have a wide range of medical knowledge and skills to help them provide the best care, for labour and childbirth problems, it can be much more difficult for them to develop these skills therefore there is a real desire for better training and information.
PMF run maternity emergency training updates for paramedics and ambulance staff who want to improve their skills in this specialist area. In order to provide additional support in maternity emergency situations, PMF wanted to create an additional learning resource, based on national guidance, to help support them in providing the best emergency maternity care.
PMF worked with Mubaloo to develop a mobile app for the iPad that can be used to support paramedics and ambulance staff when faced with obstetric emergencies whilst out in the field. The Prompt Pre-hospital App provides helpful information in the easiest and quickest possible way.
The app will also compliment PMF’s existing Pre-hospital training packages, by providing attendees with an interactive learning tool for further engagement in the learning process.