Development of a competency-based curriculum in the active management of the third statge of labor for skilled birth attendants
skilled birth attendant education
active managment of third stage of labor curriculum
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Document Projects
Introduction: The purpose of this paper is to present the process used to develop and validate a specific component of a competency-based educational curriculum for skilled birth attendants (SBAs). The proposed curriculum is structured using Lenburg’s (1999) Competency Outcomes and Performance Assessment (COPA) model. The two objectives of the project are: (1) develop and validate specific competency objectives for the active management of third stage of labor (AMTSL) and (2) develop and validate the most effective outcome statements that integrate those competencies. Project Design: The pilot curriculum development project focused on AMSTL using an established curriculum development model. AMSTL was chosen for the pilot project because AMSTL is a skill globally recognized and required of SBAs for the reduction of postpartum hemorrhage. The pilot curriculum development project incorporates a content validity assessment completed by expert panel review. Results: There was consensus between the reviewers indicating that the pilot curriculum reflected all of the essential competencies required for AMSTL and the competency statements and critical elements were written effectively. The narrative responses from the expert panel were analyzed for applicability, curriculum revision suggestions, recurring themes, and expert insights. Discussion: The COPA model is valuable as a curriculum development model for SBAs. The model directs the curriculum to explore and include aspects of real world practice that may otherwise be overlooked.
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