Calling A Code
Vol. 19 No 2 | Winter 2017
As the leading body for women’s health in Australia and New Zealand, RANZCOG takes an active advocacy role through the development of statements and guidelines, by contributing to health policy debate, providing representation on various external committees and advisory groups, and responding to requests for submissions.
Maternal collapse is an acute event that involves cerebrovascular and cardiorespiratory systems, presenting as reduced or absent conscious levels at any stage in pregnancy, including up to six weeks after delivery.
This article highlights the key principles of basic resuscitation and approaches some of the more challenging and unusual scenarios we may find ourselves in.
In Australia, the caesarean section rate is currently about 30 per cent, but at Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH), in Papua New Guinea’s capital, it is about 6 per cent.