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Professional Qualification Course in Helping Mothers Survive (HMS)

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Helping Mothers Survive (HMS) Master Trainer Course is designed to improve the results of pregnancy and delivery by equipping healthcare professionals and learners the most essential, evidence-based skills in pre-natal and obstetric care. HMS skills are especially applicable for low-resource and cross-cultural healthcare settings. HMS is an educational experience created by Jhpiego.


This is a hybrid learning experience that combines online preparation in Maternal-Newborn Health with a one-day in-classroom workshop to equip participants to improve the outcomes of pregnancy and delivery. Helping Mothers Survive skills are especially useful for low-resource communities and healthcare settings. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour.


Proceed through this content in chronological order. Click the “Mark Complete” button at the end of each section. Note: To view the full width of each page without scrolling left to right, please collapse the left-side menu using the arrow in the top left of the page. This online learning requires approximately 6 hours to complete and must be completed prior to participating in the in-classroom section.


Give special attention to the two last sections. Helping Mothers Survive Learner Resources includes the presentations, facilitator flip chart, OSCE exam checklists, and protocols that will be used in the in-classroom section. At the conclusion of the day, please take a photo of your completed OSCE exam checklists and then turn in the paper copies to the course faculty.


Once you have finished the in-classroom workshop, open the Professional Qualification Course in Helping Mothers Survive Evaluation and click the link to open and complete the Course Evaluation. This is required in order for you to receive your continuing education certificate or certificate of completion, which will be emailed to you within 5 business days.


Important: For the best learning experience, view this course using a landscape, horizontal screen.

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