Primary prevention: getting to a health facility for emergency care before uterine rupture

Think back to what you learned in the Antenatal Care Module (Study Session 13) and the discussion there about making a referral. What must you remember to do?

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You should:

  • Write a referral note with as much detail as possible.
  • Mobilise the community's emergency transport plan for the mother. Go with her if you can.
  • If possible, warn the health facility to expect her. If there is a choice of health facility at roughly equal distance, check which one has facilities for emergency surgery and blood transfusion and send her there.
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