Material for a 1-hour lesson, part of the First Aid and Basic Cardio Life Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School
The Emergency Responder may be called to care for a woman in labor or a gynaecological emergency. Knowledge of normal procedures, post delivery care of the mother, and management of a newborn is essential for appropriate emergency care. Emergency situation involving the reproductive system require professionalism and understanding by the Emergency Responder.
After students complete this lesson they will understand the significance and characteristics of normal childbirth, pre-delivery emergencies, complicated childbirth, and neonatal evaluation.
At the end of this lesson the students will be able to:
- Describe the anatomic structures involved in fetal growth and delivery.
- Describe the three stages of labor.
- List the procedure for treating vaginal bleeding in an early and late pregnancy.
- Describe when to consider field delivery for a patient in labor.
- List the signs and symptoms that suggest imminent delivery.
- List the questions you ask the patient to help in assessing this.
- Describe patient positioning for an uncomplicated delivery.
- List the steps involved in preparing for field delivery.
- Describe the steps for delivery of an infant.
- List the steps for post delivery care and delivery of the placenta.
- Describe breech delivery.
- Describe how to approach to excessive post delivery bleeding.
- List the considerations in delivering twins.