Resuscitative Hysterotomy - Peri-Mortem C-Section
Resuscitative hysterotomy is the emergent delivery of a foetus from a mother in cardiac arrest to improve the outcomes of both the mother and foetus.
Questions covered include:
- Is the 4 minute rule really valid?
- What are the technical steps in performing the procedure?
Join us at The Procedures Course in Melbourne to practice this and other life and limb saving procedures.
Further Reading »
Rose CH, Fakash A, Traynor KD, Cabrera D, Arendt K and Brost BC (2016). Challenging the 4- to 5- minute rule: from peri mortem caesarean section to resuscitative hysterotomy. American Journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 215 (1), 129-131
Dijkman A, Huisman CMA, Smit M, Schutte JM, Zwart JJ, Van Roosmalen JJ and Oepkes D (2010). Cardiac arrest in pregnancy: increasing use of peri mortem caesarean section due to emergency skills training. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 111 (3), 282-287 (free access)