Maternity Assessment Unit. Triage How did we manage before? Ursula Marsh Caryl Flory Clinical Midwifery Manager Band 7 Midwife. Maternity Assessment Unit. Opened in February 2010 2 examination rooms
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How did we manage before?
Ursula Marsh Caryl Flory
Clinical Midwifery Manager Band 7 Midwife
Opened in February 2010
2 examination rooms
1 larger room with 1 couch and 4 reclining chairs
Open 24 hours a day
Alongside the Fetal Assessment Unit
Staffed by experienced midwives;
2 midwives day time
1 midwife and a MSW night time
Relieve pressure on delivery suite
To free Midwives time on delivery suite to care for labouring women
Quick and appropriate assessment of women via phone or attendance (optimal time spent in triage – 60 minutes)
Provide information and reassurance for women
Reduce admissions within maternity unit
Criteria for assessment on MAU
Exclusion criteria – those who should not be seen on MAU
Women who are actually seen on MAU:
Who refers women to unit?
Why are women referred to unit?
Where are women referred to following assessment?
How long are women spending on unit?
Average time when seen by midwife – 52 minutes
Average time when seen by Midwife and Doctor – 101 minutes
Average time spent on MAU – 68 minutes