ROAR21: Women birthing in paramedic care 


Rural Outback and Remote Paramedic Conference (ROAR) 2021

The Rural Outback and Remote Paramedic Conference is designed specifically for paramedics and allied health professionals working in rural, outback and remote locations.

Presentation: Women birthing in paramedic care

The management of women who present in labour or birth in paramedic care is low, as a result paramedics report that this type of case is one that they feel the least confident in managing. In addition, women report both positive and negative experiences when birthing in paramedic care. While women report feeling empowered and confident with their ability to birth, they also report concerns over paramedic technical and non-technical abilities. Providing a lack of privacy, poor interpersonal skills, and a lack of consent for procedures are among those described.   

Biography:Dr Belinda Flanagan

Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine USC ~ Dr Belinda Flanagan has been involved in various areas of health since 1990 and over this period has gained extensive experience in healthcare, emergency medical services and education sectors. Prior to her appointment with USC, Belinda was an Advanced Care Paramedic with both the NSW and Qld Ambulance Service and a Registered Nurse/Midwife with NSW and Qld Health. Belinda frequently collaborates with the Queensland Ambulance Service in guideline development and education in the area of obstetrics and neonatal resuscitation. Belinda has completed a PhD exploring the paramedic response to obstetric emergencies, this will provide recommendations for the management of emergency obstetric cases. ~ Connect with Dr Flanagan on Twitter: @3PEL

Presented by Dr Belinda Flanagan



55 minutes
27th Jul 2021
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