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Obstetric Retrieval - Challenges and Emergencies

About The Event

This webinar will discuss the physiological changes of pregnancy of relevance to emergency care practitioners, and discussing hypothetical obstetric emergency scenarios.

The presentation will cover:

  • Physiology of pregnancy (ABCD)
  • Preterm labour
  • Antepartum and postpartum haemorrhage
  • Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia

Presented by:

  • Andrew Plews, Retrieval Registrar/ Anaesthetist, CareFlight
  • Philip Keane, Retrieval Registrar/ Anaesthetist, CareFlight

Image: Sharon McCutcheon from Unsplash


Andrew Plews

I trained as a doctor in the UK and worked as a staff grade anaesthetist which included obstetric anaesthesia. Arriving in Australia in 2021 I have worked with CareFlight and gained valuable experience in retrieval medicine and obstetrics. My colleagues and I would like to share with you some of what we have learned through hypothetical case based presentation and evidence based medicine.

Philip Keane

UK trained staff grade anaesthetist who has worked with CareFlight since February 2022. Experience with obstetric anaesthesia and retrieval.

Victoria Higgins

Victoria is senior CareFlight Flight Nurse and Midwife. She has a Masters in midwifery with specific studies in advanced neonatal care. She has a Graduate Certification in aeromedical retrieval with particular focus on paediatric/neonatal retrieval. Prior to aeromedical retrieval she has worked in emergency medicine, midwifery and NICU for over 20yrs.

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Event Information

13th Jul 2022
17:30 – 18:30 (AEST)

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