Lucy Powls – Maternal hypertension and pre-eclampsia

Lucy talks us through the risk factors, signs and symptoms of maternal hypertension, the long term management and prehospital emergency treatments including that of eclamptic seizures.       Top 3 Points from this podcast: Pre-eclampsia is quite common and blood pressure and urinalyses should be checked at every available opportunity. Severe hypertension requires urgent Read More …

Lucy Powls – Normal birth and neonatal resus

Lucy Powls describes the process of normal birth, including the mechanisms of labour. She then looks at newborn assessment and takes us through the neonatal resuscitation algorithm.   Top 3 Points from this podcast: Remember in most cases, pregnancy and childbirth are normal physiological processes  Try to keep calm as this will reassure the woman (she doesn’t need to know Read More …