Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care

Introduction

Obstetric emergencies are unpredictable and sudden. Successful management requires a rapidcoordinated 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

Aims

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

Objectives

  • 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

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