“The Little Voice Inside”

Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when the foetal brain does not receive enough oxygen. This can lead to severe impairment or death of the baby and is of course devastating for both families and staff.

Whilst there have been a number of similar cases at hospitals around the country, recommendations to improve care often focus on retraining individuals rather than addressing cultural and behavioural changes in how healthcare staff communicate between themselves and with their patients.

This learning package consists of a main video as well as a series of mini-videos which each focus on a specific learning point. The aim is that the videos will enhance current methods of training in maternity and raise awareness of these issues across multidisciplinary teams to ensure the learning remains at the forefront of clinical practice and to prevent cases of avoidable HIE. 

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