The Obstetric Emergency Drills Trainer’s Manual and accompanying resources were developed by the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) from Argentina and the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) as part of a research and training project.
Postpartum hemorrhage and preeclampsia/eclampsia are the most common causes of maternal mortality globally. In the rare case that a woman suffers one of these obstetric emergencies, it is crucial that she receives appropriate and timely treatment. However, because of the infrequency of these cases, health care providers have few opportunities to practice, maintain, and grow their skills in managing postpartum hemorrhage and preeclampsia/eclampsia.
Obstetric emergency drills—a simulated obstetric emergency in a facility—allows midwives, nurses, and physicians to maintain knowledge, build skills, and develop teamwork to safely manage complications when they occur.
Find more information and resources on our website at mhtf.org/obstetric-emergency-drills/