IMproving Perinatal

Mortality Review &

Outcomes Via Education


The first IMPROVE workshop in Ireland will take place on

Friday 22nd September 2017 08:30 am (registration) – 13.00

Venue: 5TH Floor, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork

Cost: Euro 70.00 – to include light refreshments, booklet and USB with information

Registration: You can register via the registration page of the conference. Places are strictly limited.

Application for CPD points in progress

About the IMPROVE workshop

The death of a baby is a devastating event for both the families and the professionals looking after them. In order to try to answer the questions raised by such deaths, a structured approach is required. Prior to attending an IMPROVE workshop, many health care professionals report feeling ill equipped to handle these issues and the workshop aims to provide tools to help the family and the healthcare facility at this time.

IMPROVE workshops are designed to address the educational needs of ALL health professionals involved in maternity and newborn care in managing perinatal death based on the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand’s Perinatal Mortality Guideline. The IMPROVE workshop utilises the Structured, Clinical, Objective, Referenced, Problem – orientated, Integrated and Organised (SCORPIO) educational model designed for skills training. This involves small groups of learners rotating around six interactive learning stations that are each facilitated by an experienced IMPROVE educator. For the first time this workshop is coming to Ireland. If you are an obstetrician, midwife, neonatal nurse, neonatologist, social worker or are interested from a policy or public health perspective we would love to see you!

The learning stations are:

1) Communicating with parents about perinatal autopsy
2) Autopsy and placental examination
3) Investigation of fetal deaths
4) Examination of babies who die in the perinatal period
5) Institutional and perinatal mortality audit and classification
6) Psychological and social aspects of perinatal bereavement

Who should attend?

The workshops are designed for health care professionals, including obstetricians, midwives, neonatal nurses, neonatologists, pathologists, bereavement specialists, social workers, or those interested from a policy or public health perspective.