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Perimortem C-section

 

 

Perimortem C-section 2 - 60secondemThe pregnant uterus consumes a large amount of maternal blood, causing gravid women to become anoxic more quickly during a crisis. A perimortem c-section delivery should be performed within 4 minutes of maternal cardiac arrest to maximize survival chances for both the fetus and mother.

 

 

Why should you consider this a life saving procedure ?
When should I perform a perimortem c-section?
What are the criteria?
Where do I cut?

 

Watch these videos for the answers to these questions.

1. Perimortem C-section : from EMCrit.

 

 

2. Perimortem C-section Simulation Video

Simulated Crash C-Section from Jason Wagner on Vimeo.

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