(1) Theoretical and practical training of health professionals. It aimed the organization of a team of health professionals in each hospital/maternity (obstetricians, paediatricians and nurses specialized in maternity and child health) with specific skills on road traffic safety for counselling families on the transport of women during pregnancy and of the newborn baby.
(2) Advice and technical support to health professionals. During the development of the initiative, APSI technicians are responsible for: a) Organize periodical meetings with the teams of the Hospitals to evaluate project development and to identify difficulties in its implementation, and how to solve them; b) Ensure technical support and counseling to team members, on a regular basis and whenever necessary.
(3) Providing Hospitals with the material resources needed for the implementation of the initiative. Namely: a) a demo car seat with a 3 point seatbelt for practical training of parents; b) several CRS for demonstration and training; c) manual procedures for professionals; d) informative leaflet for families; e) a stamp with the initiative logo to confirm the “1st safety travel check” in the health documents of the baby, in the moment of discharge; f) and a “traffic signal” to reserve a car parking space near the main entrance of the Hospital to do the inspection/verification of the CRS before discharge.
(4) Monitoring and evaluating the satisfaction of families, health professionals and directive boards: a) evaluation of the initiative in what concerns satisfaction rates from families who received counselling, through the fulfilment of inquiries, b) evaluation of the training received by health professionals and c) the opinion from the Directive Boards of the Hospitals.