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Maternity Emergency Skills

This one day, hands-on program provides participants with the latest knowledge and skills on obstetric emergencies. Skills are practiced using realistic simulation equipment, under the guidance of current clinical experts.

Who should attend?
Clinicians who work in environments that care for antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal women, including:

  • Registered Midwives
  • Registered Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • General Practitioners
  • Medical Officers (novice to expert)

Workshop structure and topics:
Current evidence-based practice underpins the causes, risks, physiology and current management of the topics. Opportunity is provided to practise the manoeuvres associated with these emergencies in skill stations.

Topics include:

  • Eclampsia and HELLP
  • Bleeding in pregnancy
  • Unplanned breech birth
  • Cord prolapse
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Uterine inversion
  • Maternal collapse – anaphylaxis / amniotic fluid embolus / special considerations for resuscitation
  • PPH (estimating blood loss and bimanual compression)

Consolidate these skills within immersive clinical team-based simulations, by attending the Maternity Emergency Management course also. This course implements Crisis Resource Management (CRM) principles and human factors to enhance interprofessional team management in a range of maternity emergencies.

Duration & Cost

This is a full-day course, from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm.


Mater Medical Centre
Conference room, Level 1,
Vulture St, South Brisbane

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