Hutchinson, KS – Four members of the Labor and Delivery staff at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center have successfully completed a two day conference designed to study issues on how best to deal with unexpected and emergency situations that occur during child birth.
The two day PROMPT (Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training) was held July 12-13 at the MCC Health Science Institute Simulation Training Center in Kansas City.
Those participating in the sessions were George Cullan, MD; Mandy Chapin, RN; Meighan Parnell, CRNA; and Jill White, RN, BSN, Interim Director for Labor and Delivery at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Carl Weiner, a renowned perinatologist, has traveled throughout Europe to study PROMPT and has played an integral role in bringing the training to the United States.
White said the conference was very beneficial as it provided the opportunity for healthcare facilities throughout the region to exchange ideas on how to make contingency plans for dealing with emergency situations involving labor and delivery.
“The information gained at the conference will be beneficial in training our staff at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. PROMPT places emphasis on multi-professional participation with specific focus on communication,” White said.
Kevin Miller, F.A.C.H.E., President and CEO of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, said the system places extra emphasis on training and developing new and better methods to provide the best possible care at all levels.
“The PROMPT conference is a win-win for Hutchinson Regional Medical Center as it provided an opportunity for our staff to communicate with their colleagues from around the area, along with excellent training on new ways to provide improved care,” Miller said.
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center is a member of the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System. Other members include Health-E-Quip, Horizons Mental Health Center, Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, Ray E. Dillon Living Center and the Hutchinson Regional Medical Foundation.