Local Access to Labor & Obstetrical Delivery and Prenatal Care
Facilitator Lesson Plan
This team-based, active-learning event features John Waits, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Faculty Physician at Cahaba Medical Services in Alabama. Over fifteen years after the labor and delivery unit closed, Bibb Medical Center bucked the statewide trend of rural labor and delivery closings by opening a new unit. Dr. Waits will share the process of this reopening which he believes can be replicated in many rural communities.
Participants will be able to:
- Articulate a definition for generally recognized measures of obstetric outcomes and their community health applications.
- Discuss the nuances of rural access to obstetrical and prenatal care, as it relates to infant mortality and other measures of rural well-being and health care infrastructure.
- Discuss the clinical and community health pitfalls in the delivery of care to women and children in the community when the in-patient labor and delivery infrastructure closes.
- Strategize hurdles and opportunities for providing obstetrical delivery in communities where labor and delivery has closed.
- Arrange your participants into teams within the room.
- Facilitate your TBL session by following the prompts in the presenter notes of the Slide Deck.
- Facilitate general discussion with the full group. Go over any lingering thoughts.
- Evaluate the TBL materials on your experience.