Maternal collapse

There is a good algorithm that you can print out on page 22. Remember that in BLS for a pregnant woman, you need a tilt to the left of 15°. This can be achieved by getting someone to put their knees under her right side. Remember that after 20/40, perimortem fetal delivery can save the mother’s life, so call for help early.

Louise Hudman

I'm a freelance GP locum in Winchester & Southampton locum chambers, and Pallant Medical Chambers Clinical Guidelines Lead Partner.

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