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dc.contributor.authorVinayak, Sudhiren_US
dc.contributor.authorBrownie, Sharonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T13:13:32Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T13:13:32Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn1469-9567en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13561820.2018.1470499en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/381798
dc.description.abstractUnrealized maternal and child health goals continue to challenge Kenya where adverse outcomes remain high and diagnostic services are limited. The acute shortage of doctors and radiographers requires alternate human resources for health (HRH) with the ability to identify risk factors in pregnancy through Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS). A specialist radiologist and ultrasonography team partnered with midwives to adopt interprofessional task sharing and capacity building. Faculty from the Radiology Department of our hospital designed and implemented the project which was carried out at three outreach health service centres. Designing and implementing a training model to skill midwife sonographers with the capacity to accurately identify risk factors in pregnancy is an effective model to increase POCUS access. A collaborative task sharing model focused on training quality, validation of results, tracking of errors and specialist level clinical supervision yielded a safe and scalable model of HRH capacity building. Programme evaluation, verification of outcomes and dissemination of results were all monitored. The project was a successful HRH task sharing and interprofessional learning initiative involving task sharing a clearly defined suite of sonographer competencies with participating midwives. The programme increased POCUS accessibility at the three outreach clinics with proven outcomes in the early detection and referral of risk factors in pregnancy.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom641en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto644en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Interprofessional Careen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume32en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Servicesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117en_US
dc.subject.keywordsHigh risk pregnancyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsKenyaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsMaternal health servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsMidwiferyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPOCUSen_US
dc.subject.keywordsTask sharingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsUltrasonographyen_US
dc.titleCollaborative task-sharing to enhance the Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) access among expectant women in Kenya: The role of midwife sonographersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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