Scottish Multi-professional Maternity Development Programme supporting the State of Guernsey
Karen McAlpine, Senior Educator, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) returned to the State of Guernsey in October to support the delivery of local training on neonatal stabilisation.
The Scottish Neonatal Stabilisation Course (SNSC), run in partnership with the Scottish Specialist Transport and Retrieval (ScotSTAR) Neonatal Transport Service, is a key course offered by the Scottish Multi-professional Maternity Development Programme (SMMDP).
It provides participants, usually in remote and rural settings, with the knowledge and enhanced practical skills to competently manage the care of the baby whilst awaiting the neonatal transport team.
Annabel Nicholas, Associate Director for Midwifery and Paediatrics in the State of Guernsey approached NES and ScotSTAR to provide this programme for them because Scotland has similar challenges in their remote and rural areas.
Karen McAlpine (SMMDP) and Elaine Foye (ScotSTAR) travelled to Guernsey in June to deliver the programme in partnership with local clinicians. Karen returned in October to support preparations for the team to deliver the course independently going forward.
Annabel Nicholas, Associate Director for Midwifery and Paediatrics in the State of Guernsey said:
“Here in Guernsey we are delighted to have ongoing education from SMMDP delivering their neonatal stabilisation course on island.
“We have received great feedback and are hoping to expand the training to include Alderney next year.
“The support we receive from SMMDP is invaluable and I look forward to our relationship further developing in the future.”
Karen McAlpine, NES added:
“Facilitating the Scottish Neonatal Stabilisation Course in Guernsey has been a great collaborative opportunity to share educational resources and geographical challenges with our midwifery, paediatric and neonatal colleagues in the State of Guernsey.”
The SMMDP has been delivered by our NMAHP directorate since 2005. It is the recognised standard for obstetric and neonatal continuing professional development training for those providing maternity care in Scotland.
November, 29 2022