Emergency Department staff at Memorial Hospital complete non-maternity service training with OSF

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Pictured from left, C. Susie Swain, Perinatal Network Administrator at OSF; Jen Carius, Maternal Perinatal Outreach Educator at OSF; registered nurses Taylor Smith, Kortnie Wear and Katlyn Pollock; Sonya Hamilton, ER Tech; registered nurses Emily Hand, Chloe West and Amy Hurt. | Photo courtesy of Memorial Hospital

CARTHAGE, Ill. — Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department staff has completed specialized training by equipping them with advanced skills and expertise in handling non-maternity-related services that correspond with childbirth.

The Emergency Department nurses underwent intensive training conducted by OSF Healthcare of Peoria titled “Non-Maternity Service Hospital Education.”

This training aimed at enhancing emergency care for expecting mothers and newborns in critical situations. During the training, the Emergency Department nurses participated in a program covering the spectrum of childbirth emergencies. The training encompassed comprehensive modules on standard newborn delivery, obstetrics complications, obstetric hemorrhage, hypertension, prenatal mental health and usual OB complications.

The training also involved hands-on experiences, including simulated deliveries, newborn resuscitation techniques, maternal assessments during childbirth and an in-depth understanding of the entire delivery process. This practical exposure ensures that the Emergency Department nurses are skilled at handling a wide range of emergency scenarios related to childbirth, providing adequate care for both mothers and newborns.

OSF facilitates this Non-Maternity Service Hospital Education training across the region to hospitals that may not have labor and delivery services. The training is a pivotal asset, ensuring that even non-maternity departments are refreshed with specialized skills crucial for maternal and newborn care in critical situations.

To learn more about Emergency Services provided at Memorial Hospital, visit mhtlc.org/services/emergency-services/.

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