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Pre-hospital Obstetric Emergency Training Paperback – 18 Dec 2009
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From the Back Cover
POET aims to provide an introduction to the obstetric patient andthe anatomical and physiological changes that occur duringpregnancy (including interpretation of patient-held records andassessment of the obstetric patient). It describes the definitions,risk factors, diagnosis and pre-hospital management of problemsthat might occur throughout the different stages pregnancy andwhich the pre-hospital practitioner may be required to attend. Itaddresses emergencies in early pregnancy (including miscarriage andectopic pregnancy); emergencies in late pregnancy and delivery(including eclampsia, ante-partum haemorrhage, shoulder dystociaand umbilical cord problems); post-delivery emergencies (includingpost-partum haemorrhage and uterine inversion); and management ofnon-obstetric emergencies in the pregnant patient (includingtrauma, cardiac and respiratory disease, the management of cardiacarrest and shock during pregnancy, acute psychiatric illness inpregnancy).
This text and accompanying course have been authored bypractitioners from the obstetric, paramedic, and midwiferyprofessions.
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