These slides are an accompaniment to the late pregnancy emergencies teaching session and the Late Pregnancy Problems module of the EMC course.
The Royal Women’s Hospital website has a number of useful fact sheets and clinical guidelines. The guidelines on management of acute hypertension, pre-eclampsia, and the use of magnesium are excellent.
Emergency doctors will often ask the midwives to come see a patient in the ED and perform a CTG. It is important to know the indications for any test you order, and how to interpret the results in the given clinical setting. Geeky Medics has a simple and easy-to-understand summary of the CTG that is worth reading.
Pages 6 – 7 of the Australian Resuscitation Council guideline on resuscitation in special circumstances provides a good summary on the causes of arrest in the pregnant patient, the physiological changes in pregnancy, and how to modify your resuscitative approach.