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PRONTO envisions birth as a safe and respectful experience for all mothers, babies, and healthcare providers.


Inter-Professional: PRONTO Communicates for Team Success

This is true team training – nurses, obstetricians, midwives, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, general medicine doctors, and technicians all work together and, therefore, all train together. Researched communication strategies from Team STEPPS facilitate teamwork, create team cohesion and increase efficiency.

Sustainable: PRONTO was Built to Last

Local training brigades make PRONTO sustainable and relevant. Follow-up training manuals remain in the clinical settings to ensure continuity. Materials are locally available and inexpensive.

Low-Tech: PartoPantsTM are Inexpensive and Easy to Make

A modified pair of recycled surgical scrub pants, PartoPantsTM, are worn by an actress who simulates a birth, a hemorrhage or an eclamptic seizure.

Highly Realistic: PRONTO gets your Heart Pounding

Simulations recreate the working environment allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the scenario and work though problems as they would in a real emergency. The tactile, visual and auditory cues provide the scenario with psychological realism and allow the scenario to unfold in response to these cues and actions.

Humanized Birth: PRONTO Listens to Women

Promotes humanized birth through the practice of therapeutic communication with patients and their families.

In-Situ: PRONTO is on Location

Training takes place in the participants’ own work environment. It emphasizes the best use of available resources and identifies systems problems unique to the setting.

Objective Driven: PRONTO is Purposeful

All scenarios, activities and skills stations are based on cognitive, technical and behavioral objectives.

Evidence Based Medicine: PRONTO is Up-to-Date

Algorithms and objectives are based on the latest research, promoting Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL), magnesium sulfate for severe preeclampsia, basic life support, neonatal resuscitation, delayed cord clamping, among other practices and the cessation of harmful practices like the routine use of episiotomy, postpartum manual uterine exploration, and fundal pressure.

Debriefing: PRONTO Participants Teach Each Other

Scenario debriefing is based on techniques studied and established by the simulation community. Debriefs are participant generated, objective based and constructive.




What We Do

PRONTO International is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving maternal and neonatal outcomes by providing low-cost, highly realistic obstetric and neonatal emergency simulation training for interprofessional teams in resource-limited settings around the world and creating low-tech and low-cost simulation curricula and technologies.

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width="140"The challenge was to create a low-cost simulator to use in the scenarios. PartoPantsTM were the answer. PartoPantsTM are a modified a pair of surgical scrub pants worn by an actress (simulated patient).

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Who We Are

PRONTO is at its core a sustainable local program. None of the work can be done without the dedication of the National Institute of Public Health (ISNP) PRONTO support team, State Training Brigades, the representatives from funding/government agencies, or the numerous volunteers who have generously given of their time and energy.

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Contact Us:

PRONTO International: info@prontointernational.org
(206) 616-9684

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