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A&TSIHP MEC Course Sample Program (Males)

The Maternity Emergency Care Course for Male Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners follows this structure.

Day 1

0900 - 0930 Registration, Welcome and Introduction (30 mins)
0930 - 1000 Primary and Secondary Survey Patient Assessment (30mins)
1000 - 1030
Anatomy and terminology
- Reproductive System
- Stages of Pregnancy
(30 mins)
1030 - 1045 MORNING TEA (15 mins)
1045 - 1115
Anatomy and terminology (Continued)
- Reproductive System
- Stages of Pregnancy
(30 mins)
1115 - 1200
Reading an antenatal record
- Information contained in a record
(45 mins)
1200 – 1230
Complications of pregnancy – RED FLAGS
- Bleeding before 20/40
- Bleeding after 20/40
- Preterm Labour
- Infections
(30 mins)
1230 - 1300 LUNCH (30 mins)
1300 - 1400 Complications of pregnancy – RED FLAGS (Continued)
- Bleeding before 20/40
- Bleeding after 20/40
- Preterm Labour
- Infections
(1 hour)
1400 – 1500
Antenatal Complications
- Hypertension
- Preeclampsia
- Eclampsia
Management of an eclamptic seizure (role play)
(1 hour)
1500 - 1515 AFTERNOON TEA (15 mins)
1515- 1630 Normal Birth –
- First and second stage of labour
- Birthing Equipment
- Resuscitation Equipment
- Birthing Area
- Drugs associated with birthing
(1 hour 15 mins)

Day 2

0800 - 0900
Normal birth and third stage
- Demonstration of normal birth
- Active management of 3rd Stage
- Examination of a placenta
(1 hour)
0900 - 1030
Complicated Births
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Breech
- Cord Presentation
- Demonstration/practice of presentations
(1 hour 30 mins)
1030 - 1045 MORNING TEA (15 mins)
1045 - 1200
Postnatal Complications
Postnatal Bleeding
Primary PPH management
Scenario based role play
(1 hour 15 mins)
1200 - 1230 LUNCH (30 mins)
1230- 1400 Postnatal Care
- Mother
- Baby
- Postnatal complications: infection, mastitis,
bleeding
(1 hour 30 mins)
1400 - 1430 Domestic Violence (30 mins)
1430 - 1445 AFTERNOON TEA (15 mins)
1445 - 1600
Neonatal Resuscitation – Lecture and Demonstration
- Principles of neonatal resuscitation
- Anatomical differences
- Demonstration
- Scenario based practice
(1 hour 15 mins)
1600 - 1630 Evaluations and Wrap Up (30 mins)