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BASICS Dorset Calls The Midwife

Following the success of our "Lessons From The Road" event, we had to re-locate to a larger venue at Hamworthy Football Club for this month's pre-hospital education evening. Staff Midwife Julie Flint from Poole Hospital, accompanied by her trainees, did themselves proud with a fantastic session on "Obstetric Emergencies" to a sell-out audience.

Getting hands on with baby resus! (photo courtesy of Pedro Neves)

Our guest educators started off describing the most common emergencies that may present during child birth. Most paramedics will admit that obstetric problems are amongst the scariest conditions they attend. Julie and her team provided expert guidance in how to deal with such things as cord prolapse, breech births, shoulder dystocia and unexpected bleeding.

After a short break (and a chance for a social catch-up) it was time to get "hands on" as Julie's team lead them through neonatal resuscitation practical session.

Student paramedic Pedro Neves said afterwards of the session on Twitter "...a great practice that will benefit us massively in our OSCE (a practical clinical test) in a couple of months."

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