دانشگاه علوم پزشکی ایران
Iran University of Medical Sciences

The Department of midwifery

 | Post date: 2018/10/12 | 
Head: Jamileh Sadat Sadraee


Management Records

Technical Expert of 15th Shaaban Health Center of Shahr-e-Qods, from 1995 to 1996
Technical Expert of 15th Shaaban Health Center of Shahr-e-Qods, from 1996 to 1997
Technical Expert of Health in Qods Region, from 2000 to 2005
Head of Department of Midwifery, Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Treatment, Iran University of Medical Sciences, since September 2013 to now

Organizational Email: sadraee.j@iums.ac.ir
Members of the Expert Team: Zahra Mohammadi, Leila Abbassian, Leila Shesh Yekani, Shokofeh Heidari.

Introduction
Considering the importance of maternal and neonatal health, the Department of Midwifery was founded in September 2013 with the aim of promoting maternal and neonatal health, reducing pregnancy-induced maternal and neonatal mortality rate, childbirth and postpartum complications, reducing the mortality rate of infants and children, reducing pregnancy and childbirth morbidity in mothers and infants, and empowering staff in order to promote maternal and neonatal health.

Major Tasks and Activities
1. Establishment of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Promotion Committee
  • Corresponding with the Heads of relevant Departments and the University Chancellor regarding the appointment of committee members
  • Holding regular committee meetings and following up on relevant approvals
2. Developing an Operational Plan for the Promotion of Maternal and Neonatal Health
  • Developing an operational plan (in such areas as: maternity death, neonatal resuscitation, healthy infant, perinatal death, death of 1-59-month-old children, perinatal service rating, specialized infant care, critical infant care, breast milk, mother-friendly hospitals, etc.).
  • Planning to continuously improve the quality of delivery of midwifery services across the university
3. Organizing Human Resources and Equipment
  • Organizing statistics and information on midwifery practitioners working in all healthcare units operating under the auspices of the university
  • Estimating the number of midwives required by affiliated hospitals to determine employment priorities, etc.
  • Estimating and providing required delivery equipment in accordance with available standards
  • Estimating and providing required equipment in Neonatal Units and NICUs in accordance with available standards
4. Maternal Mortality
  • Appointing members of the Academic Maternal Mortality Committee and following up on relevant approvals
  • Receiving various reports from hospital committees and following up on their approvals
  • Receiving urgent and monthly maternal mortality reports from affiliated hospitals and uploading data to the Ministry’ website
  • Receiving hospital records of maternal deaths from affiliated hospitals, and reviewing various cases in the Academic Maternal Mortality Committee.
  •  Receiving the results of inquiries carried out on maternal deaths from the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for health and other universities and analyzing them in the Academic Maternal Mortality Committee.
  • Submitting relevant statistics and tables to the relevant ministry on a semiannual basis
  • Summarizing relevant reports to prepare and release annual maternal mortality reports across the university
  • Corresponding with the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization on the causes of maternal deaths in order to receive the autopsy of the deceased mothers
5. Mother-friendly Hospitals
  • Holding childbirth training courses for the midwives of the affiliated universities (Mazandaran, Alborz, Babol, Ahvaz, Semnan, and Shahrood) and evaluating these courses
  • Holding Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) courses for relevant obstetricians and midwives and evaluating these courses
  • Holding triage training courses for these midwives and evaluating these courses
  • Holding executive management training courses for midwives and evaluating these courses
  • Organizing physiological delivery training courses for obstetricians and evaluating these courses
  • Holding training courses on clinical considerations during childbirth in drug-dependent mothers for relevant obstetricians and midwives and evaluating these courses
  • Receiving documents from affiliated hospitals on the implementation of mother-friendly hospital instructions, holding childbirth preparation classes, and evaluating indicators and statistics submitted by these centers
  • Receiving documents from subgroup universities (Mazandaran, Alborz, Babol, Ahvaz, Semnan, and Shahrood) on the implementation of mother-friendly hospital instructions, holding childbirth preparation classes, and evaluating indicators and statistics submitted by these universities
  • Monitoring hospitals that have implemented mother-friendly hospital instructions using approved checklists, and sending feedback to these centers
  • Visiting qualified hospitals (regarding the implementation of mother-friendly hospital instructions) along with representatives from the Ministry and awarding certificates of appreciation to their authorities
  •  Following up the statistics and documents of high-risk mothers admitted to affiliated hospitals
6. Healthy Infant
  • Forming the education core of healthy infant service package
  • Holding healthy infant service package courses for relevant obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatricians, nurses and midwives and evaluating these courses
  • Monitoring the registration of maternity information using web-based software
  • Summarizing the statistics of deliveries in affiliated hospitals and determining academic indices for labor and intervention statistics (induction, episiotomy, etc.)
  • Distributing healthy infant service package books and birth registration forms among affiliated hospitals
7. Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Forming the education core of neonatal resuscitation
  • Organizing neonatal resuscitation courses for relevant doctors, nurses and midwives and evaluating these courses
  • Corresponding with the University Chancellor regarding the appointment of Neonatal Resuscitation Committee members
  • Organizing the academic neonatal resuscitation committee meetings and following up on relevant approvals
  • Monitoring hospitals in terms of implementation of healthy infant service package and sending feedback to relevant centers
  • Providing affiliated hospitals with neonatal resuscitation booklets and posters
  • Receiving monthly neonatal resuscitation code programs from affiliated hospitals
8. Perinatal Mortality
  • Organizing perinatal mortality courses for relevant nurses and midwives and evaluating these courses
  • Determining members of the academic perinatal mortality committee and following up on relevant approvals
  • Monitoring hospitals regarding the implementation of the perinatal mortality instructions and sending feedback to relevant centers
  • Monitoring the registration of perinatal mortality information using web-based software
  • Receiving perinatal mortality statistics from affiliated hospitals, analyzing relevant statistics and information, determining effective indicators, and designing necessary interventions
9. Death of Children Aged 1-59 Months
  • Holding “death of children aged 1-59 months” training courses for relevant nurses and midwives and evaluating these courses
  • Determining members of the relevant committee and following relevant approvals up
  • Monitoring hospitals regarding the implementation of “death of children aged 1-59 months” instructions and sending feedback to relevant centers
  • Monitoring the registration of relevant information using web-based software
  • Receiving relevant death statistics from affiliated hospitals, analyzing relevant statistics and information, determining effective indicators, and designing necessary interventions
  • Interacting with the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Health in out-of-hospital death cases
  • Interacting with the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Health regarding periodic hospital visits
10. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)
  • Determining members of the relevant committee and following up on relevant approvals
  • Forming the KMC education core
  • Holding KMC training courses for relevant obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatricians, nurses and midwives and evaluating these courses
  • Preparing the physical environment, and necessary equipment and facilities
  • Institutionalizing the KMC program in all affiliated hospitals
  • Creating an academic KMC registration system in all affiliated hospitals
  • Monitoring hospitals regarding the implementation of KMC instructions and sending feedback to relevant centers
  • Distributing KMC books among affiliated hospitals
11. Breast Milk
  • Interacting with the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Health and holding regular breast milk committee meetings and following up on relevant approvals
  • Forming the breast milk education core
  • Holding breast milk training courses for relevant obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatricians, nurses and midwives and evaluating these course
  • Visiting qualified hospitals (regarding the implementation of baby-friendly hospital instructions) along with representatives from the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Health and awarding certificates of appreciation to their authorities
  • Visiting breastfeeding counseling centers along with representatives from the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Health
  • Receiving relevant self-assessments from affiliated hospitals, designing necessary interventions, and submitting them to these centers, and to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Health
12. Acute Care of At-Risk Newborns (ACORN)
  • Forming the ACORN education core
  • Holding ACORN training courses for relevant obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatricians, nurses and midwives and evaluating these course
  • Monitoring the detailed implementation of ACORN instructions and sending feedback to relevant centers regarding the necessary interventions
  • Distributing ACORN books among affiliated hospitals
13. Specialized Infant Care
  • Forming the specialized infant care education core
  • Holding specialized infant care training courses for relevant obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatricians, nurses and midwives and evaluating these course
  • Monitoring the detailed implementation of specialized infant care instructions and sending feedback to relevant centers regarding the necessary interventions
  • Distributing specialized infant care books among affiliated hospitals
14. Retinopathy of Prematurity Program
  • Forming the retinopathy education core
  • Holding retinopathy training courses for relevant ophthalmologists, neonatologists, pediatricians, nurses and midwives and evaluating these course
  • Monitoring the detailed implementation of retinopathy instructions and sending feedback to relevant centers (including Rasoul Akram Hospital) regarding the necessary interventions
  • Estimating and supplying equipment and manpower required by relevant centers (including Rasoul Akram Hospital)
15. Perinatal Services Rating
  • Holding joint meetings with the heads of hospitals for introducing the proposed levels by the Ministry
  • Establishing a specialized headquarter for the referral of patients to Level 3 centers
  • Signing memoranda of understanding with affiliated hospitals regarding the proposed levels by the Ministry
  • Visiting affiliated centers regarding the implementation of perinatal service rating instructions
  • Corresponding with the University Chancellor regarding the appointment of Perinatal Service Rating Committee members
  • Organizing the academic perinatal service rating committee meetings and following up on relevant approvals
  • Holding perinatal services rating workshops for hospital administrators, nurses and midwives and evaluating these course
16. Infertility Services
  • Providing financial supports for infertile couples who cannot pay for such healthcare services
  • Conducting needs assessments to equip and develop infertility treatment centers
  • Managing information submitted by affiliated enters
  • Supervising the provision of standard services
17. Other Duties
  • Holding monthly midwifery committee meetings for relevant midwives to cooperate with each other in order to perform relevant duties and resolve current problems
  • Coordinating and communicating with the School of Nursing and Midwifery and other midwifery centers on following up on correspondence and planning to celebrate the International Day of the Midwife and the International Breastfeeding Day
  • Suggesting to reward the best centers and midwives
  • Attending national meetings of maternal mortality, childbirth preparation, ALSO, high-risk mothers, neonatal resuscitation, healthy infant service, perinatal death, death of children aged 1-59 months, perinatal service rating, specialized infant care, ACORN, breast milk, KMC, etc. and reporting relevant performances in the aforementioned areas
  • Sending necessary correspondence and communicating relevant ministerial and academic instructions and by-laws to affiliated hospitals and networks
  • Receiving documents submitted by hospital committees (e.g. maternal mortality, physiological delivery, perinatal death, death of children aged 1-59 months, etc.) and review and follow up of relevant approvals
  • Examining the educational needs of midwives working in affiliated hospitals and holding necessary workshops, seminars and training courses
  • Distributing educational resources (books, posters, pamphlets, etc.) related to the Maternal and Neonatal Health Promotion Plan, among target groups in order to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality
  • Providing affiliated hospitals with educational posters on high-risk pregnancies
  • Providing relevant hospitals with educational pamphlets on pregnancy and childbirth, infant resuscitation, healthy infant, etc.
  • Undertaking academic research projects on the causes of maternal mortality
  • Undertaking academic research projects on the causes of mortality in children aged 1-59 months
  • Undertaking academic research projects on the causes of perinatal mortality
  • Interacting with the Heads of Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neonatology and Pediatrics to fulfill relevant duties

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