The 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.
At the completion of the Professional Qualification Course in Helping Mothers Survive (HMS), learners will be able to demonstrate:
- Proficiency in essential care for labor and birth
- Management of bleeding after birth
- Management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
- Management of threatened preterm birth
- Management of prolonged labor
The Professional Qualification Course in Helping Mothers Survive (HMS) has two components: online and in-classroom. The online component provides critical information about maternal health, OB complications, newborn care, and management of common newborn diseases.
Following is the general schedule of the in-classroom component:
8:00 Essential Care for Labor and Birth Action Plan Details and Simulation
9:00 Bleeding After Birth Action Plan Details
10:00 Bleeding After Birth Action Plan Simulation
11:00 Threatened and Preterm Labor Action Plan and Simulation
1:00 Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia Action Plan Details
2:00 Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia Action Plan Simulation
3:00 Prolonged and Obstructed Labor Action Plan Details
3:30 Prolonged and Obstructed Labor Action Plan Simulation
* In-Classroom Session schedule is subject to change
- A personal computer with an up-to-date operating system and ample memory for downloads
- A web browser, preferably the most up-to-date version of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari
- Applications capable of opening Microsoft Word documents and of viewing PDFs
- An Internet connection, preferably high speed
- Capability of viewing YouTube and Vimeo videos
This course will equip learners with the most essential, evidence-based skills in obstetrics and newborn care.
Learners will achieve the competency objectives through the following education methods:
Interactive online learning techniques
Interactive live presentations
Skill stations for increasing technical proficiency
Case studies for developing clinical judgment
Evaluation Methods & Requirements For Successful Completion
This course is graded pass/fail. Successful pass requires:
- Mother Newborn Health Post-Test ≥80%
- Satisfactory or higher demonstration of all required skills
- Complete course evaluation at the course conclusion.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the INMED Professional Qualification Course in Helping Mothers Survive is attained through satisfactory completion of the course requirements. Note: CME is not applicable to students or resident physicians.
There is no additional charge for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.
Institute for International Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Institute for International Medicine designates this other activity (live activity and enduring material) for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of completion indicating the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ will be issued for completing this course. Certificates may be submitted to applicable state boards for recognition.
No persons in control of the content of this course have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
|Nicholas Comninellis MD MPH DIMPH||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Fred Loper MD||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Timothy Myrick MD DTMH||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Leda Rivera||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
Participants who successfully complete the course of study and who pass the final examinations will receive the INMED Professional Qualification in Helping Mothers Survive. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour. Verification of the educational experience will be provided to any learner’s affiliated school or residency program. Those who do not pass the final examinations will receive a certificate of attendance.
Tuition for the INMED Professional Qualification Course in Helping Mothers Survive is $295 per participant.
Participants will receive access to the INMED Maternal-Newborn Health Short Self-Paced Course, one day of supervised hands-on skill development, and upon satisfactory participation and skill demonstration, the INMED Professional Qualification in Helping Mothers Survive. Please note that accommodations and meals are not included.
For more information, view the Cost page.
Presently, this course is only being offered in Kansas City, Missouri.
This course is offered in connection with the Humanitarian Health Conference. Please visit the conference website for event accommodation information.
The In-Classroom Section in Kansas City, MO, will be held at Graceway.
Street Address: 5460 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Raytown, MO 64133
If you are traveling from the Kansas City International Airport, your starting address is: 1 International Square, Kansas City, MO 64153
Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH
NMED Professional Qualification Course in Helping Mothers Survive graduates have conducted formal on-sight training for local birth attendants and primary care providers in the nations of Angola, Ghana, Honduras, and Tanzania.
Number of graduates to date: 4
Prior INMED Helping Mothers Survive Master Trainer Courses
June 7, 2023, Kansas City, MO