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90616 - Obstetrics

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The workshop will provide rural medical practitioners and midwives with the skills necessary to effectively manage obstetric problems in their patients. The workshop will be facilitated by a team of specialist obstetricians and midwives from King Edward Memorial Hospital and provide the opportunity to practice techniques on obstetric models, discuss cases and network. 

The content of the workshop will include; 
Appreciation of antenatal care and how it is managed 
Understanding of intrapartum fetal heart monitoring 
Knowledge of managing a non-reassuring CTG 
Management of postpartum haemorrhage 
Utilisation of general team work principles during obstetric emergencies 
Management of shoulder dystocia, eclampsia, vaginal delivery and breech vaginal delivery 

Relevance to General Practice

There are approximately 28,000 births per year in Western Australia with ~1 in 5 of those occurring in rural and remote areas. Only 15% of the specialist Obstetricians in WA practice in rural and remote areas so the provision of maternity services in these areas depends on midwives working with GP Obstetricians along with regional and metropolitan specialist Obstetrician support. A study was completed by Maouris et al, 2010 that aimed to examine whether educational intervention in obstetric emergencies was associated with a significant improvement in outcomes. The results showed that the introduction of an outreach, multi-professional, 1-day training program in obstetrics to rural and remote areas was associated with a highly significant reduction in low 5-min Apgar scores and showed an improving trend in all of the other outcome criteria. The study showed that the multi-professional education and training provided can improve outcomes and decrease the rates of caesarians at low cost.

Learning outcomes
  • Assess and manage complications arising during and following pregnancy and delivery
  • Review and consider improvements to current protocols in the light of new guidelines and evidence-based medicine
  • Improve perinatal and neonatal outcomes by better management of intra-uterine growth restriction, intrapartum fetal heart rate abnormalities, shoulder dystocia,
  • Improve maternal safety by better management of life-threatening emergencies like postpartum, eclampsia and Diabetes.
  • Increase knowledge of general teamwork principles during an obstetric emergency
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    90616 - Obstetrics
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    Education Provider
    7 hours
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