what is a maternal death defined as?
a death of a women during or up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the end of the pregnancy
what types of causes of death are there?
direct deaths- pregnancy specific
indirect deaths- other medical problems
coincidental deaths- unrelated to pregnancy
what is a late death defined as?
death occurring between 42 days and 1 year after end of pregnancy
as a result of direct or indirect maternal causes
what is the primary concern with resus?
what should always be attempted?
resus and not terminated in pre hospital care
how long should you do CPR for with no response before going to ED with obstetric unit?
if no response to CPR after 5 minutes then time critical transfer needs to take place
what should the hand position be for chest compression's?
slightly higher (2-3cm) on sternum in advanced pregnancy i.e. >28 weeks
after how many weeks genstation should manual uterine displacement to the left be used?
>20 weeks gestation
what are the 4 H's?
what are the 4 T's?
as well as the 4 H's and T's, what else should be considered for the caused of the arrest?