In an exciting new project for The Change Exchange, we are working with the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) to understand and explore the impact of their Safer Anaesthesia from Education (SAFE) course. SAFE is 10 years old and has been training healthcare professionals in safe obstetric and paediatric anaesthesia in many countries, most recently in Tanzania, Nepal, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, with support from the Laerdal Foundation.
We are working with the SAFE project team to explore the data they have collected on previous courses, taking a behavioural perspective on the impact of the courses on practice. We are collecting quantitative data on behavioural determinants of key practices across Tanzania, Nepal, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Excitingly, two of our behavioural science consultant volunteers, Eleanor Bull and Nimarta Dharni, are travelling to Tanzania to interview previous SAFE participants, exploring the barriers and facilitators to implementing the learning from SAFE in routine practice.