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Obstetric Emergency Practices

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.

Workshop structure and topics:
Current evidence-based practice underpins the causes, risks, physiology and current management of the following topics:

  • 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)

Participants will have the opportunity to practise the associated emergency manoeuvres using specific skill stations.

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)

Cost & duration

Mater staff, Mercy partners, Mater Education alumni, and students from university partners can claim 10% discount on tuition fees.


8.00 am - 4.30 pm


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

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Consolidate these skills within immersive clinical team-based simulations, by attending the follow-up course: Maternity Emergency Management.

The Maternity Emergency Management course implements Crisis Resource Management (CRM) principles and human factors to enhance interprofessional team management in a range of maternity emergencies.