EMS Care EMR Chapter – E24 | Obstetrics and Childbirth
EMS Care EMR Chapter – E24 | Obstetrics and Childbirth begins with an introduction to the subject. Childbirth is unique and the course covers the basic terms, and different scenarios that you will encounter as an EMR We subsequently explore in-depth the following topics
- Understanding Childbirth
- Delivery, and
- Complications and Emergencies
- If you only want to take the online course for CME credit, you can pay here. The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification. Furthermore, you will receive a certificate for CME credit after successful completion of the course.
- This course is part of the EMR New Initial curriculum. Hence, if you sign up for EMR new Initial, you will be automatically enrolled in this course.
- To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.
Excerpts from Obstetrics and Childbirth
If there’s a chance that you’ll be called upon to perform a delivery as an EMR, here are the steps:
- If the baby’s head is seen at the vaginal opening (crowning), delivery will occur soon
- Someone should be by the mother’s head for support
- Wash your hands and put on the PPE
- Support the baby’s head as it delivers
- If umbilical cord is around the baby’s neck, slip it gently over the head
- Support the baby as he or she rotates
- The upper shoulder should deliver next as the head is guided downward
- The feet should deliver after that
- Keep the head lowered so fluids can drain; suction mouth and nose
- Make note of the birth time
- Keep the baby at the level of the birth canal
- Clamp the cord, cut only if sterile equipment is available
- Monitor the ABC’s
- Wait for the afterbirth delivery