Obstetric emergencies are unpredictable and sudden. Successful management requires a rapid coordinated response by often ad hoc multi professional teams.

Current evidence supports training for obstetric emergencies in multi-professional teams, the most notable evidence being the clinical training with integrated teamwork. Key features of
training programmes associated with improvements in perinatal outcomes are when:

    Training is conducted in-house
    100% of maternity staff are trained regularly
    All maternity staff is trained together, incorporating teamwork principles into clinical training scenarios
    System changes are introduced, often suggested by staff after participating in the training


    To provide current guidance in line with the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) guidelines


    To enable midwives to feel confident in practising obstetric emergency procedures by providing a revision of procedures
    To make guidelines pocket-sized, to enable quick access of management of obstetric emergencies