Lucy Powls – Obstetric Emergencies in the Pre-hospital Environment

Obstetric Emergencies
Obstetric Emergencies
Lucy Powls - Obstetric Emergencies in the Pre-hospital Environment

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Lucy talks us through the obstetric emergencies of shoulder dystocia and cord prolapse, and how to treat these in the pre-hospital environment




Top 3 Points from this podcast:
  • Be aware of the signs and symptoms of shoulder dystocia and cord prolapse
  • Call for help as soon as possible and make sure the receiving maternity unit is pre-alerted to the emergency you are bringing in.
  • The debrief is very important for these emergencies, considering the parents, the responders and the hospital staff in this emergency.
About Lucy

Lucy is currently the Educational Lead for the Scottish Multiprofessional Maternity Development Programme (SMMDP)

Lucy qualified as a midwife in 1984 and has worked in a variety of clinical posts throughout the UK and joined SMMDP in June 2017.

SMMDP are part of NHS Education for Scotland and are Scotland’s leading provider of maternity and neonatal clinical skills training. SMMDP provide affordable, post-registration courses to any professional group who request training.

Lucy is married to Andrew and they have a daughter Samantha who is studying at Glasgow University. Lucy also has a greyhound called Indy, who keeps her fit and active whatever the weather.

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