Intrapartum management in the developing world

Breakout Session
Main Building ED 216/217
P, AAFP, PA, NP, N, D (1 hour)

Providing a safe delivery in developing nations represents a priority in global health. Even with supervised facility-based deliveries, complications are common and alternative resources can be a challenge. Several simple and practical management options for the intrapartum patient can increase her chances for having a healthy delivery.

Objectives

Identify the most common obstetrical complications encountered in an international setting.
Recognize the various resource limitations that contribute to maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.
Learn and practice some simple techniques to manage intrapartum patients in the developing world including use of the WHO partogram, balloon tamponade and others.