065 – Reflections on COVID and implications in our obstetric unit with Matt Rucklidge.

Join Matt and I as we discuss some of the issues we have been grappling with in our planning for how to manage obstetric patients suspected of or known to have COVID-19.

  • Is pregnancy a risk factor for worse disease severity?
  • What is the appropriate PPE for women in active labour?
  • Is active labour an aerosol generating procedure?
  • What about the use of inhaled (and therefore exhaled) nitrous oxide in these women?
  • What about the need for emergency or urgent procedures such as caesarean sections or post partum haemorrhage – how do we get them safely around the hospital?



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