Perinatal Safety Education

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The Perinatal Safety Education modules are available in My Health Learning.

Perinatal Safety Education is designed to improve the safety and quality of maternity care by facilitating and promoting a collaborative approach to assessing, detecting, escalating and managing clinical deterioration in maternal, fetal and newborn conditions.

Perinatal Safety Education is an integral part of the Deteriorating Patient Education program.

Human factors have been embedded into this education to:

  • Increase the knowledge and awareness amongst clinicians, and
  • Provide strategies to potentially reduce human error in clinical practice.

Perinatal Safety Education consists of two pathways

  1. Fetal Safety Education, and
  2. Maternal Safety Education

Fetal Safety Education

Fetal Safety Education

This pathway includes:

  • Online modules which need to be completed once. Once you have logged in, search for Fetal Safety Education.
  • An annual online assessment which needs to be completed successfully to achieve compliance.
    • Note: These are a prerequisite to the Team Training face to face sessions.

Access eLearning module

Three hours of Fetal Safety Team Training (face to face) needs to be completed annually. Search for local offerings in My Health Learning or contact one of your local educators.


Maternal Safety Education

Maternal Safety Education

This pathway includes:

  • Online modules to be completed only once. Once logged in search for Maternal Safety Education.
  • An annual online assessment which needs to be completed successfully to achieve compliance.
    • Note: These are a prerequisite to the Team Training face to face sessions.

Access eLearning module

Three hours of Maternal Safety Team Training (face to face) needs to be completed annually. Please search for local offerings in My Health Learning or contact one of your local educators.


Patient focus

The Perinatal Safety Education is mandatory for all NSW Health Midwives, Obstetricians and Trainees.

If you are an Instructor (or in the process of becoming an Instructor) for any part of the Perinatal Safety Education, you are welcome to join our Community of Practice.

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For any other enquiries, email the Clinical Excellence Commission Maternity and Neonatal Safety Program Team.