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Obstetrical Emergencies in EMS

Dealing with obstetrical emergencies can be difficult due to the low frequency of EMS encounters with pregnant women.  This podcast will teach the provider best practices for treating obstetrical emergencies as well as reviewing the commonly encountered nomenclature.

Learning objectives:

Students will be able to describe the best treatments for various childbirth emergencies.

Students will be able to explain the stages of labor.

Students will be able to use the proper terminology for obstetrical emergencies.


Beaird DT, Ladd M, Kahwaji CI. EMS, Prehospital Deliveries. [Updated 2020 Jun 28]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. Available from:

  • Format
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Credits
    1 CE
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