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RCOG Excellence in: Obstetrics Skills training package

This page provides information about the training package provided in the Excellence in: Obstetrics Skills course for low-resource contexts.

The full course is three days plus one day of training-the-trainers.

Individual modules can be chosen instead of the full course.

Topics covered

  • Partograph use
  • Breech delivery
  • Adult and neo-natal resuscitation
  • Airway, breathing, circulation
  • Shock and the unconscious patient
  • Observations and Early Warning Scores
  • Haemorrhage
  • Sepsis
  • Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia
  • Obstructed labour
  • Prevention, management and psycho-social impact of fistula
  • Vacuum delivery
  • Cord prolapse and uterine inversion
  • Antenatal care
  • Early pregnancy complications
  • Manual vacuum aspiration
  • Post-partum family planning
  • Post-operative c-section observations
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Professional behaviour, respectful care, communication and referral

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