How do I improve my practice of training midwives and nurses in the use of Q-Pulse?
|Title||How do I improve my practice of training midwives and nurses in the use of Q-Pulse?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Journal||Educational Journal of Living Theories|
|Type of Article||Living Theory|
This paper focuses on how, as a Midwife manager in a Tertiary Maternity Hospital I have endeavoured to generate a living educational theory of practice. As a practitioner, my research goal reflects my steadfast pursuit on “How do I improve my practice of training midwives and nurses in the use of Q-Pulse?" Q-Pulse is a documentmanagement software used in our organization for managing policies and procedures. Midwives are responsible for familiarising themselves with their institution’s policies, protocols and guidelines to provide safe, effective and evidence-based care for women and babies (An Bord Altranais, 2000).
As a health care practitioner, I believe that values such as respect and openness are essential as much in life as in midwifery care. My career as a midwife, midwifery tutor and midwife manager have contributed to the strengthening of these abiding values. This paper will enable the reader to see how personal values of respect and openness can become an embedded part of midwifery practice through the training process and this can well be achieved by the complementary listening and participatory approaches to become communicable standards of judgement (Laidlaw 1996). In the course of this research, I used technology to support midwives and nurses in the use of Q-Pulse. My research involved the design and evaluation of the e-learning tutorial for the use of Q-Pulse. I have used McNiff’s (2010) action planner to explain my action research enquiry.