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PRONTO at Women Deliver 2016

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Learn more about PRONTO at the upcoming Women Deliver Conference

PRONTO International is proud to be showcasing our worldwide impact and approach to improving outcomes during childbirth at the Women Deliver 2016 Conference, May 16-19th in Copenhagen, Denmark. Join PRONTO at one of our sessions or come visit us at our booth in the exhibition hall to learn more.

PRONTO’s Approach

PRONTO International aims to optimize care during birth. We develop and implement innovative training strategies that act as a catalyst for health care providers to make individual, team, and systems changes.

Well-trained health care providers require opportunities to practice skills in high-stress environments to ensure appropriate responses during an emergency. PRONTO’s approach to delivering simulation and team training for obstetric and neonatal emergency response in resource-limited settings moves one step closer to ensuring optimal and timely care for mothers and infants during life-threatening emergencies.

Our highly realistic simulations ask care teams to respond to, and manage emergency scenarios, and then engage in guided self-analyses of their performance through video assisted debriefing. PRONTO International has shown that the same concepts and techniques that have proven to be effective in transforming delivery of efficient and safe care for patients in high-resource settings can, and must, be applied to improve outcomes in low-resource settings. To make the training affordable and accessible, PRONTO uses low-cost portable materials.

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PRONTO Side Event Workshops

Workshop Series 1: Solutions of how to design, setup and run birth simulation in your setting – Postpartum Hemorrhage

Monday, May 16th

09:00-10:00 AM

Bella Sky Comwell Hotel, 179

This workshop will demonstrate the possibility and power of locally-designed facility-based simulation scenarios. Participants will observe and participate in a highly-realistic PPH simulation and video guided debrief. Following the demonstration participants will have the opportunity to rotate through a variety of ‘Solution Bar’ expert consultations designed to inspire thought and creativity. Each station will include a content expert and the materials to demonstrate the fundamental components of simulation learning.

Solution Bar Stations:

  1. Solutions and tools for finding the time and space to setup and run in-situ simulation training in your facility.
  2. Designing simulation scenarios, from establishing learning objectives to unfolding the story.
  3. Debriefing to promote reflection and self-discovery that will catalyze change.
  4. Integrating effective teamwork and communication strategies.

Participants are welcome to register for all 3 workshops in the series.Reserve your space at PRONTO’s Workshops during Women Deliver 2016 by filling out this form or by emailing RSVP@prontointernational.org

Workshop Series 2: Solutions of how to design, accommodate, setup and run birth simulation in your setting – Preterm Birth with a Non-Vigorous Baby

Monday, May 16th

10:00-11:00 AM

Bella Sky Comwell Hotel, 179

The workshop will demonstrate the possibility and power of locally-designed facility-based simulation scenarios. Participants will observe and participate in a highly-realistic preterm birth with a non-vigorous baby simulation and video guided debrief. Following the demonstration participants will have the opportunity visit a ‘Solution Bar’ expert consultation designed to inspire thought and creativity. Each station will include a content expert and the materials to demonstrate the fundamental components of simulation learning.

Solution Bar Stations:

  1. Solutions and tools for finding the time and space to setup and run in-situ simulation training in your facility.
  2. Designing simulation scenarios, from establishing learning objectives to unfolding the story.
  3. Debriefing to promote reflection and self-discovery that will catalyze change.
  4. Integrating effective teamwork and communication strategies.

Participants are welcome to register for all 3 workshops in the series.Reserve your space at PRONTO’s Workshops during Women Deliver 2016 by filling out this form or by emailing RSVP@prontointernational.org

Workshop Series 3: Solutions of how to design, setup and run birth simulation in your setting – Normal Delivery with a Parallel Eclamptic Patient Dual Simulation

Monday, May 16th

11:00 AM – 12 :00 PM

Bella Sky Comwell Hotel, 179

The workshop will demonstrate the possibility and power of locally-designed facility-based simulation scenarios. Participants will observe and participate in a highly-realistic normal delivery with a eclamptic patient dual simulation and video guided debrief. Following the demonstration participants will have the opportunity participate in a group discussion focusing on making facility-based simulation feasible and possible in your setting. Simulation experts from around the world will share their stories and lessons learned in how they’ve integrated facility-based simulation in quality of care improvement strategies.

Participants are welcome to register for all 3 workshops in the series.Reserve your space at PRONTO’s Workshops during Women Deliver 2016 by filling out this form or by emailing RSVP@prontointernational.org

Solutions of how to design, setup and run birth simulation in your setting

Wednesday, May 18th

07:00-8:00 AM

Bella Center, Room B5-2

This workshop will demonstrate the possibility and power of locally-designed facility-based simulation scenarios. Participants will observe and participate in a highly-realistic maternal and neonatal simulation and video guided debrief. Following the demonstration participants will have the opportunity to rotate through a variety of ‘Solution Bar’ expert consultations designed to inspire thought and creativity. Each station will include a content expert and the materials to demonstrate the fundamental components of simulation learning.

Solution Bar Stations:

  1. Solutions and tools for finding the time and space to setup and run in-situ simulation training in your facility.
  2. Designing simulation scenarios, from establishing learning objectives to unfolding the story.
  3. Debriefing to promote reflection and self-discovery that will catalyze change.
  4. Integrating effective teamwork and communication strategies.

A light breakfast will be served at 06:30 and the workshop will start promptly at 07:00

Participants are welcome to register for all 3 workshops in the series.Reserve your space at PRONTO’s Workshops during Women Deliver 2016 by filling out this form or by emailing RSVP@prontointernational.org

Concurrent Session: Capacity Building Strategies for Sustainable Quality of Care

Sustainable quality of care begins with capacity building strategies. Take part in a live action simulation, designed to showcase quality of care during a clinical emergency.

Room B5-2

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This session focuses on building local capacity for sustainable quality of care and includes commentary from global experts implementing QOC improvement approaches covering: use of clinical simulation and drills during in-service training and pre-service education, maternal and perinatal audit and feedback, effective team building, and systems thinking around quality.

Moderator

Cherrie Evans, Director, Helping Mothers and Babies Survive, Jhpiego

Speakers

Rosemary Kamunya, International Training Expert, Jhpiego, Kenya

Ahmed Aboushady, IFMSA, Women Deliver Young Leader, Egypt

Gwyneth Lewis, Commentator, clinical audit expert

Anne-Marie Bergh, Senior Researcher, South African Medical Research Council Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Research Unit, University of Pretoria

Amelia Christmas, Obstetric and Neonatal Simulation Training Specialist, PRONTO International, India

Exhibit Event: Childbirth Simulation in Mobile Labor Ward

Join us as Lab.our Ward and PRONTO International collaborate to bring a live, in-situ childbirth simulation to a mobile labor ward.

Birth in Progress, Booth 036 in Exhibition Hall C

Tuesday, May 17 — 4.30 PM

Wednesday, May 18 — 1:30 PM

Thursday, May 19 — 10:00 AM

Lab.our Ward’s mission is to make the maternal and newborn journey safer, by focussing on the experience of care. This in turn delivers improved outcomes for mother and baby. Lab.our Ward works with a multidisciplinary team of experts to identify the changes which would most improve maternal health in low resource settings and then we design services, products and spaces to meet those needs. We use human centered design to ensure that our work is as effective as possible, increasing uptake and reducing risk of redundancy.

PRONTO International provides low-cost, highly realistic obstetric and neonatal emergency simulation training for inter-professional teams in resource-limited settings around the world. PRONTO promotes kind, dignified, and culturally responsive care of women and babies through interactive training modules that facilitate group discussion and self-discovery and assists local teams in the diagnosis of system barriers and in identifying achievable strategies to improve patient safety and birth outcomes. 

Utilizing Labour Ward’s mobile maternity ward and PRONTO’s innovative simulation training, we will host several in-situ childbirth simulations. These simulations will demonstrate the power of in-situ simulation training and innovative solutions for limited-resource settings.

Women Deliver Live - Tough Talk

Join us for an informal, virtual Women Deliver conference experience.

Monday, May 16

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The Tough Talk broadcasts will focus on personal stories from the field. Amelia Christmas, a PRONTO trainer from Bihar, will discuss the difficulties and challenges faced by women, providers, and mentors in Bihar as we seek to improve quality of care.

PRONTO International Booth

Booth C2-045

Come to PRONTO International’s booth at the Women Deliver exhibition hall to consult with experts about integrating simulation in your setting, check out our PRONTOPack, and learn how you can get involved and help save the lives of mothers and their babies.

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Panel Presenters & Expert Consultants

Amelia Christmas, M.Sc. Nursing - Obstetric and Neonatal Simulation Training Specialist, PRONTO International

Amelia-ChristmasAmelia Christmas works on PRONTO International’s large collaborative implementation Master Nurse Midwife Training project in Bihar, India with CARE India, as PRONTO’s Simulation Expert in part of a Mobile Nurse Mentoring Team. She is a Nurse-Midwife and holds a Master’s degree in Nursing from Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. Before joining PRONTO, Amelia previously worked as a staff nurse in a large mission hospital and as a master mentor for CARE India, where she mentored nurse-midwives in government hospitals to provide a higher quality of and to help identify and manage complications relating to labor and delivery, in order to improve the very poor maternal health indicators in Bihar. Amelia joined PRONTO after being impressed at the tremendous increase in confidence in managing obstetric and neonatal emergencies after undergoing PRONTO simulation and team training as a participant in January 2014.

 

Dilys Walker, MD – President and Chair of the Board of Directors, PRONTO International

Dilys-WalkerDilys Walker is Obstetrician Gynecologist, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive at the University of California San Francisco and founding member of PRONTO International. Prior to joining UCSF, she worked at the University of Washington and was Associate Director for the Global Center for Adolescent and Womens’ Health. She also spent 11 years at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, where Dilys and her team developed this novel approach to emergency training in response to the local need to find a way to get provider teams to do what they need to do, when they need to do it, in response to an emergency to save a life. Dilys has lead PRONTO’s growth from Mexico to Guatemala, Kenya, and India. She reports a growing sense of both anxiety and excitement as the PRONTO strategy, based on highly realistic simulation, team-training and respectful care, continues to resonate on a local level, globally.

Susanna Cohen, CNM, MSN, MPH – Curriculum Expert, PRONTO International

Susanna-Cohen-300x300Susanna Cohen is a founding member of PRONTO International and specializes in curricular design, training material development and facilitator training. Susanna is a full-scope midwife, Assistant Professor and Director of the Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Utah. She received her Bachelors of Science from UC Davis, her Masters of Science from UCSF, and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Utah. She collaborated with the PRONTO team in the creation of the  PartoPantsTM- a low-cost birth simulator and the PRONTOPackTM. She is a leader the development of interprofessional training at the University of Utah, and low-tech, high-fidelity simulation globally. Susanna states that “Birthing PRONTO has been a labor of love and learning.”

Hilary Spindler, MPH - Senior Data Scientist, UCSF Global Health Sciences

Hilary1LRHilary Spindler has a master’s degree in biostatistics and a background in epidemiology with specific expertise in spatial analysis. Ms. Spindler’s primary area of focus is HIV prevention. She currently serves as a technical consultant in the monitoring and evaluation of global HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs. She has worked on HIV-related projects in countries including Botswana, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Russia, Tanzania, the Ukraine, and Zambia.

Prior to joining UCSF, Ms. Spindler worked as an epidemiologist at the San Francisco Department of Public Health in the HIV/AIDS Statistics and Epidemiology Unit. In this capacity, she conducted disease surveillance-related data management activities on the local level for CDC-funded projects. She also worked at the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters, coordinating emergency preparedness and bioterrorism trainings with local California health departments.

Ms. Spindler received her MPH in the division of Biostatistics from Yale University and her BA from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Jason Sterne - Deputy Executive Director, PRONTO International

Jason_Sterne_2014-v2-300x266Jason comes from the private sector where he has over 10 years experience in business development, marketing, financial analysis, and strategic planning.  Prior to joining PRONTO, he spent 5 years working for a Fortune 100 company in a senior management role where he led a team in commercial strategy development and managed the forecasting, budgeting, and business planning processes for operations in North America. Jason provides strategic leadership for PRONTO International in the development of new programs and integrated solutions, and manages key initiatives designed to strengthen the organization.  He is excited to be working with PRONTO, an innovative organization that has proven success in bettering birth outcomes and improving quality of care for mothers and babies.

Kimberly Calkins, MA – Director Program Operations, PRONTO International

Kimberly-Calkins_Badge-ID-photo-300x274Kimberly Calkins is a Research Coordinator and Commercialization Director at PRONTO International, coordinating PRONTO’s projects in Kenya, India, and Mexico, and oversees the PRONTOPack Project. She has a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development from the School for International Training, with a focus on low-resource solutions to improve maternal health, and she is a Certified Birth Doula. Kimberly joined PRONTO because she is passionate about low-resource sustainable solutions to improve maternal health worldwide.

Jessica Dyer, MPH – Program Manager, PRONTO International

Jessica DJessicaDyer-300x257yer received her Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health with a special interest in using these skills to help improve maternal and child health worldwide.   Over the last 8 years, she has accumulated a wide range of professional experience in public health programs internationally including work in Uganda, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, and Timor-Leste.  Jessica joined PRONTO International as a Program Manager in 2015 managing the implementation of PRONTO’s program in India. Jessica joined PRONTO because she is passionate about addressing critical health problems of women and children in resource limited settings.

Karen Hays, DNP, CNM, ARNP - University of Washington

Karen HaysCertified Nurse Midwife and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Karen is faculty at Bastyr University’s Department of Midwifery and research nurse practitioner at University of Washington Obstetrical-Fetal Pharmacology Research Unit in Seattle, Washington. She is a midwifery trainer and consultant for several INGOs including Health Leadership International, PRONTO, Medical Teams International, PATH, and Jhpiego. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Hays has worked as a nurse and midwife in numerous countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, in addition to practicing in both home and hospital birth settings in the U.S.

Boniface Osano, MD - University of Nairobi

3d7358eBoniface Osano, MD, is a pediatrician and lecturer in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Nairobi. He is passionate about medical education and has trained providers in pediatric emergency care and HIV/AIDS care. He also is the medical outreach program paediatrician for AMREF where he provides specialist services to areas of Kenya that lack local specialists.