In 2010, the VMIA was approached by the Stillbirth Sub-Committee of the Maternity and Newborn Clinical Network to support the rollout of the Perinatal Mortality Group of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) guidelines which acknowledge the importance of developing a systematic approach to the audit and review of perinatal deaths. The objective of this project was to communicate the PSANZ clinical practice guidelines for perinatal mortality audit.
- Department of Health – Clinical Networks (Lead partner)
As part of the project, more than 150 obstetric services staff from 29 health services across Victoria attended workshops, with attendees rating the quality of the workshops very highly.
The translation into practice is currently being assessed and will be reported in the Consultative Council on Paediatric and Maternity Mortality Annual Report in 2012.
PSANZ Clinical Practice Guidelines [PDF, 104KB]
PSANZ Clinical Practice poster [PDF, 829KB]
Phone: 0409 573 916
Dr Christine Tippett - Obstetric Lead
Dr Simon Fraser - Neonatal Advisor.