186299 - RESP: Obstetrics Workshop
The RESP Obstetrics workshop focuses on essential skills in critical care and extended emergency medicine skills. The workshop will review the presentation and management of obstetric and neonatal emergencies and provide opportunities for enhancing skills in the use of bedside ultrasound in obstetric practice.
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.
- Explain the clinical features and management of severe pre-eclampsia / eclampsia and PPROM.
- Prioritise the steps in the management of shoulder dystocia and post-partum haemorrhage
- Discriminate the role of bedside ultrasound and ultrasound findings in first trimester pregnancy
- Discriminate the role of bedside ultrasound and ultrasound findings in second / third trimester pregnancy
- 5. Differentiate the clinical features, differential diagnosis, clinical assessment and management priorities in the neonate presenting with serious illness
- Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
Effective communication is used in challenging situations
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
A significantly ill patient is identified and managed appropriately
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
Effective leadership improves outcomes for patients
D4. Professional and ethical role
Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Effective clinical leadership is demonstrated
- Rural health
- Pregnancy care
Rural Doctors Workforce Agency