Here About the Baby: MIH-CP for At-Risk Mothers-Paul Miller
Project Swaddle extends the concepts of MIH-CP to providing care for at-risk mothers and their babies. Paramedics make in-home visits with mothers throughout the pregnancy and for 16 weeks following birth. In addition to providing important prenatal and postpartum care and education, paramedics develop a trusting relationship with mothers by providing them 24/7 assistance in the form of emergency response, emotional support, and just answering questions. The speakers will explain the components of the program. The session also includes an overview from an academic partner about efforts to evaluate the program.
1. Upon completion participant will be able to explain how program developers considered the community needs and matched program components to them;
2. Be able to define and summarize several challenges and strengths of prenatal/postpartum MIH-CP programs;
3. Be able to explain the importance of systematic evaluation to the development of prenatal/postpartum MIH-CP programs.
Patterson, D. G., Coulthard, C., Gaberson, L. A., Wingrove, G., & Larson, E. H. (2016). What is the potential of community paramedicine to fill rural health care gaps? Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27(4A), 144-158. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2016.0192
After passing the course, your certificate will be available for download here.