Apologies for the quality of the sound – we recorded in a very echo-ey office!
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) green top guideline is accessible here:
We have talked about ramping previously, in Episode 6: Oxygenation. This is how a pregnant patient should be positioned for airway manoeuvres and interventions, for example induction of anaesthesia and intubation.
The ILCOR 2015 update pertaining to Cardiac Arrest Associated with Pregnancy is accessible here:
Including this picture demonstrating manual displacement of the uterus:
The concept of deliberate practice is discussed in more details on these sites:
This is Cliff Reid (resus.me) talking about his lecture from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Conference in 2015:
And this is Simon Carley’s (St Emlyn’s) blogpost on the subject:
And last, but not least, Scott Weingart (EMCRIT) from SMACC 2013
Advanced Life Support (7th Edition). Resuscitation Council UK. 2016.
Parry R, Asmussen T, Smith JE. Perimortem caesarean section. EMJ. 2016; 33: 224-229.
Clark SL, Cotton DB, Pivarnik JM et al. Position change and central hemodynamic profile during normal third trimester pregnancy and post partum. Am J Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 1991; 164: 883-887.
Bamber JH, Dresner M. Aortocaval compression in pregnancy: the effect of changing the degree and direction of lateral tilt on maternal cardiac output. Anaesthesia & Analgesia. 2003; 97: 256-258.
Lee SWY, Khaw KS, Kee WN, Leung TY, Critchley LAH. Haemodynamic effects from aortocaval compression at different angles of lateral tilt in non-labouring term pregnant women. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2012; 109: 950-956.