BirthTOOLS.org is a toolkit to promote care practices that support physiologic birth that has been developed for use by maternity care professionals. With leadership from ACNM and consultation from Childbirth Connection a multi-stakeholder committee comprised of representatives from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, National Association of Certified Professional Midwives and Lamaze International launched BirthTOOLS (Tools to Optimize Outcomes of Labor Safely) found at www.BirthTOOLS.org.
The toolkit contains a synopsis of the evidence base and offers targeted resources, protocols, and other materials to assist clinicians and health care systems in implementing best practices that promote physiologic birth.
More info http://midwife.org/ACNM/files/ccLibraryFiles/Filename/000000004449/BirthTOOLS-Synopsis-100214.pdf
This package of materials is designed to provide the tools necessary to begin the implementation of respectful maternity care in your area of work or influence. Using the tools in this toolkit, one can help to change and develop attitudes in oneself and among colleagues and other stakeholders in the care of women and their newborns.
The components of this toolkit can be used by clinicians who are providing maternity care, trainers or educators of clinicians who will be providing maternity care, supervisors of clinicians who provide maternity care, program managers who develop and manage programs with a maternity care component, and by policy makers or other key stakeholders who want to promote RMC in the programs for which they are responsible.
The RCOG produces guidelines as an aid to good clinical practice. The guidelines present recognised methods and techniques for clinical practice, based on published evidence, for consideration by obstetricians/gynaecologists and other relevant health professionals.