Management of Obstetric Emergencies

Target Audience:
Obstetricians, midwives

Type of Education Activity:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: individual
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: multiple participants
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site
  • Digital training course: multiple participants

Level: Basic – Advanced

Number of participants:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 1-2
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 10-15
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 2
  • Digital training course: 30-40

Duration:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 1-3 months
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 1 week (5 working days – 35 academic hours)*
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 1 week (5 working days)
  • Digital training course: 6 weekly sessions of 4 academic hours each (24 academic hours in total)*
    • *One academic hour comprises a 45-minute lecture

Objectives:

  • Enhance competencies in the management of obstetric emergencies
  • Acquire experience in obstetric and fetal imaging during obstetric emergencies
  • Review the latest protocols for diagnosis and treatment of medical complications in pregnancy

Main topics

  • Modern Management of obstetric emergencies
    • o Placenta previa
      o Chronic placental abruption
      o Premature ruptures membranes/amnionitis
      o Premature imminent labor
      o Heroic cerclage
      o Severe preeclampsia
      o Pulmonary embolus
      o Amniotic fluid embolus
  • Management of severe hemorrhage during pregnancy
  • Post-partum hemorrhage management
  • Management of obstetric DIC
    • o PROM and amnionitis
  • Anesthesia in complex obstetric patients
  • Transfusion aspects in obstetrics

Training Methodology:

(dependent on the chosen activity)

  • Frontal lectures
  • Clinical case discussions
  • Obstetric imaging presentations (ultrasound, MRI, doppler)
  • Observation of obstetric procedures in the OR
  • Simulation center – complex deliveries
  • Journal club
* The course structure serves as a guideline and can be modified and tailored according to the needs and objectives of each client.

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