82221 - Organization Midwifery Profession - 1 (RN)

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module, the student is able to apply the knowledge to contribute to the implementation of organizational models and strategic business programs, with a view to continuous improvement of performance quality.

Course contents

- Generality on the organizations, main organizational theories, the current legislation with particular reference to the maternal and child area.
- The organizational environment and context of care of the midwife: hospital area Hub and Spoke model and area family consultants.
- The Department: the departmental organizational model of maternal and child area and organization integration between territory and hospital.
- DM 70/2015 Regulation defining the quality, structural, technological and quantitative standards of hospital care: neonatology network and birth points
- Models of organizational network of perinatal care: Maternal Assisted Transport Service (STAM)- neonatal emergency transport service (STEN);
- Knowing and using quality systems in the health care system: quality in midwifery;
- Maternal and Child Health: determination of criteria and indicators (structure, process, outcome);
- Clinical and organizational standards: scientific and legislative references;
- Indicators and quality standards of obstetric care: concept of midwifery sensitive outcome.
- Professional standards in obstetric area: European Standards for Midwifery Units Midwifery Unit Network (MUNet) (University of London 2018) and Birth Centers in Europe.
- Integrative cross-cutting clinical governance tools: guidelines, procedures, protocols, and work plans.

Teaching methods

Lectures with the use of power point and flipchart
Group work
Classroom simulations of clinical and/or organizational cases.
Analysis of projects in the maternal and child area and guided discussion with analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

Assessment methods

- Written examination through a project work with presentation of a specific "project in area in maternal and child area" and/or a PDTA.
- Oral exam: power point presentation and discussion of the project work.

Teaching tools

- material Lecture notes. Regulations and references indicated during the lectures and made available to the teacher.
- Examples of designs in maternal and child care and case studies, prepared by the teacher.

Office hours

See the website of Marina Carfagna