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Management of pregnancy and obstetric complications in prehospital trauma care: faculty of prehospital care consensus guidelines
  1. E Battaloglu,
  2. K Porter
    1. Academic Department of Clinical Traumatology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
    1. Correspondence to Mr Emir Battaloglu, Academic Department of Clinical Traumatology, 6th Floor, Nuffield House, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TH, UK; e.battaloglu{at}nhs.net

    Abstract

    This consensus statement seeks to provide clear guidance for the management of pregnant trauma patients in the prehospital setting. Pregnant patients sustaining trauma injuries have certain clinical management priorities beyond that of the non-pregnant trauma patients and that if overlooked may be detrimental to maternal and fetal outcomes.

    • pre-hospital
    • Trauma
    • obstetrics and gynaecology
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    • Collaborators Neil Abeysinghe, Claire Bosanko, Charles Cox, Justin Chu, Nicholas Crombie, Caroline Leech, Robert Moss, Mark Nash, Felicity Plaat, James Ralph, Malcolm Russell, Matthew Wyse, Tracey Johnston, Kim Hinshaw, Sara Paterson-Brown and Jon Birks.

    • Contributors The following individuals contributed directly to the preparation of the materials presented at the consensus meeting from which this document was derived: N Abeysinghe, CB, C Cox, J Chu, N Crombie, C Leech, R Moss, M Nash, F Plaat, J Ralph, M Russell, M Wyse. The following individuals contributed directly to the composition of the guidance explanations contained within this document: T Johnston, K Hinshaw, S Paterson-Brown.

    • Funding Clinical Standards Committee, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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