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MDC 220 - Pregnant Patient and Trauma Management

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MDC 220 08 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 220 05 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 220 02 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 220 28 October 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 220 25 November 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MDC 220 23 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Trauma in pregnancy has a wide spectrum, ranging from mild to major. Trauma in pregnancy has dramatically increased in the past 25 years and is now the number one cause of non-obstetrical maternal death in the United States. Major trauma is affecting 7% of all pregnancies mostly in the third trimester and has been associated with 80% of fetal mortality. Motor vehicle crashes are responsible for 50% of cases and falls due to instability are representing 22 % all of injuries in pregnant patients. Most trauma could be accidental or unintentional and  T the rates of intimate partner violence or assaults during pregnancy account for only 2 to 3 percent of total traumas in pregnancy. And the fetus also can be exposed to potential injury. With the knowledge of maternal physiology and potential pregnancy-related injury patterns, the health care workers will be better equipped to manage them, thus resulting in reduced morbidity and mortality. For this purpose in the light of the literature of obstetric trauma, the key factors for understanding the pathological impact in pregnant patients and the evidence-based management recommendations will be explained during this course.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the most common causes of pregnancy trauma. 
  • Describe the exam that should be done in pregnant patients who have undergone trauma. 
  • Review how to manage pregnant patients with trauma. 
  • Explain the importance of interprofessional team care for pregnant patients with trauma.

Who Should Attend?

  • Doctors
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Healthcare Policy Makers Anyone who wants to learn about pregnant trauma

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Definition of trauma
  • Epidemiology and Incidence
  • Prevention of trauma in pregnancy
  • Pathophysiological changes in pregnancy

Day 2

  • Mechanism of Minor and Major Trauma in pregnancy
  • Risk of fetal and maternal death from trauma
  • Gestational considerations 
  • Transfer of patient

Day 3

  • Primary survey
  • Secondary survey
  • Fetal assessment 
  • Diagnostic laboratory testing
  • Imaging

Day 4

  • Potential obstetric complications 
  • Prevention of Rhesus alloimmunization 
  • Amniotic fluid embolism 
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation 

Day 5

  • Perimortem cesarean
  • Cardiac arrest management
  • Discharge instructions
  • Management of domestic and family violence