167410 - RESP Plus Obstetric and Neonatal Emergencies
The RESP Plus: Obstetrics and Neonatal Emergencies workshop focuses on essential skills in critical care and extended emergency medicine skills. The workshop addresses the challenges in rural practice to manage the obstetric and neonatal patient.
Relevance to General Practice
Rural and remote GP’s are commonly the first contact for Obstetric and Neonatal Emergencies. Whether it’s in General practices, rural hospitals or emergencies departments GP’s need to be prepared for managing a wide range of antenatal and postnatal emergencies, be confident and to recognise and treat complications associated with delivery and initiate resuscitation in the critically ill newborn in order to ensure better outcomes in pregnancy. GP’s need also to be able to recognise and treat serious illness in the neonate during the first weeks of life in order to reduce infant mortality and the risk of long-term morbidity from delayed diagnosis. With the wider availability of ultrasound GP’s will benefit from becoming more competent to incorporate this into their clinical practice to enhance their diagnosis and management in the obstetric patent.
- Demonstrate competence for life support in the newborn using the standardised approach of the Australian Resuscitation Council.
- Identify the presenting features of shoulder dystocia.
- Differentiate the steps in management of shoulder dystocia.
- Discuss the emergency management of PPROM, cord prolapse and unexpected breech delivery.
- Review the role of bedside ultrasound in antenatal assessment and delivery.