Pre-Hospital PROMPT online training course via an online learning platform; The topics covered include managing birth complications, haemorrhage and basic new-born resuscitation.

This course is great PROMPT refresher, either if you haven’t been to one of the face-to-face sessions in a while or won’t be able to get to one soon. 

Pre-Hospital PROMPT is a well-established course which has been developed along with SWASFT to provide training for paramedic and ambulance staff who are required to provide emergency maternity care in the pre-hospital setting.

This course is only available to Paramedics / Ambulance Nurses and clinicians above this level – Recently updated to include SWASFT apprentice paramedics, & ECA to Para (Dip HE) students.
Please see the FAQs to find out why.

Through lectures and simulated video scenarios, the course will provide background theoretical knowledge on:

  • The assessment of the pregnant woman
  • Management of a normal birth
  • Management of pre-birth, birth and post-birth emergencies
Click the example curriculum below to read more

Please register using the booking form at the bottom of this page.

The following flow chart details the full registration process.

How long do I have to complete the course?

Your coupon can be redeemed at any time. However, once redeemed, you will have one month to access the learning platform prior to it expiring. Within this month you can complete the course at your own pace. The course is all completed virtually via an on-line learning platform.

Once you have the coupon, please consider when it will best for you to redeem it in terms of time and capacity to complete the course. It will not be possible to extend your access nor to offer more than one coupon per staff member.


How do I get my hard copy PROMPT booklet?

As part of this course you will receive a hard copy PROMPT algorithm booklet, however they will be issued to staff when they attend a face-to-face teaching session (this is applicable for anyone booking post 13th February 2023). Unfortunately it is no longer possible to distribute to staff prior to this.

Why do I need to select a date, when I can access the learning platform in my own time?

The date you book onto relates to the week you will be due to receive your coupon. You do not need to start or complete the course within this week. It is simply a way for the CPD team to manage the administration.


Why are you releasing a limited number of coupons each week?

The reason why a limited number of coupons are released on a weekly basis is to enable the CPD team to manage the level of registrations, as we anticipate demand to be very high for this course. If capacity has been reached in the week you choose to apply, please check back the following week and please be assured there will be plenty more coupons made available.


Will I receive a certificate when I have completed the course?

Yes. As soon as you have completed the course and the feedback section you will be able to download a certificate via the learning platform.


I have a question about the content; who do I ask?

If you have a query please first look at the FAQs available at the end of each section on the learning platform as it maybe covered here.

Obstetrics specific FAQ 

If you have a obstetrics question which is not covered by the FAQs, you will see a comments and questions section at the bottom of each screen. The PROMPT clinicians will endeavour to answer these queries where they can, please be mindful that the PROMPT team is quite small and therefore they will respond as quickly as they can. ** UPDATE: To ensure that questions are dealt with as quickly as possibly, the decision has been made to remove the comments section. Please see SWASFT contacts below **

SWASFT specific FAQ

If the question is specific to SWAST please contact your appropriate County LDO Team Leader:

  • Cornwall & Devon – Gavin Fitzpatrick
  • Dorset & Somerset – Ian Dick
  • BNSSG, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire – Charlotte Ryan


I am having technical issues with the learning platform; where should I go for help?

Hopefully you won’t experience any problems, but as we know IT glitches can occur from time to time. Please contact us and we will speak with the PROMPT team on your behalf to try to get any issues resolved as soon as possible. Please include as much information as possible in your email, including screenshots where appropriate. Please note we will respond to emails between Monday-Friday.

Once you have entered your email address, if no date is showing it means that the quota of coupons for the week has been reached & you won’t be able to book. More coupons will be released at a later date.

The protected characteristics monitoring form is separate to the main application form; completion is optional & anonymous. We ask for information on your ‘protected characteristics’ in order to help us monitor our performance on equality.

If you have already completed this form since April 2024 & nothing has changed, there is no need to complete again.

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