MEPcast is a podcast for the Maternity Education Program of the Clinical Skills Development Service - Queensland Health. Hosted by Sue Hampton, each episode will explore ideas and issues on how we can enhance and improve the delivery of maternity care education in Queensland.
#002 Angela Swift: Keeping Birth Normal
Angela Swift is a qualified midwife of 26 years. She is currently working at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital but started her career in the UK, where she was one of the first midwifery students to train through a direct entry program in 1992.
She was part of the development and rollout of the Ngarrama Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) at the RBWH. This MGP was the first all-risk MGP at the RBWH and provided care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. She has also worked in Far North QLD, including Thursday Island, developing a rural MGP with off-site birthing.
#001 Mia McLanders: Human Factors
Dr Mia McLanders is an applied healthcare researcher with a background in cognitive psychology. She uses human factors and user-centred design methods to develop interventions that improve process flow and patient outcomes. Sue and Mia chat about what human factors is, how human factors research can change the way health care is delivered, how to support staff in coping with stressful clinical situations, and the importance of simulation in healthcare.