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A&TSIHP MEC Course Sample Program

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

Day 1

0845 - 0915 Registration, Welcome and Introduction
0915 - 1000
Anatomy and Terminology
-Reproductive system
-Stages of Pregnancy
-Normal effects – common disorders
1000 - 1015 MORNING TEA
1015 - 1115
Antenatal Care – Case studies
Reading and understanding information contained in an Antenatal Record
1st Antenatal check
1115 - 1200 Abdominal Palpation
1200 - 1300 LUNCH
1300 - 1430
Antenatal Complications – Red Flags
- Bleeding before 20 weeks
- Bleeding after 20 weeks
- Preterm Labour
- Infection
1430 - 1500 AFTERNOON TEA
1500 - 1615
Antenatal Complications
- Hypertension
- Pre-Eclampsia
- Eclampsia
1615 - 1700 Patient Assessment - Primary/Secondary Survey /
Fetal Survey – Maternal Trauma

Day 2

0900 - 1030
Normal birth
First and Second stage of labour
- Birthing Equipment
- Resuscitation Equipment
- Birthing Area
- Drugs associated with birth
- Examination of a Placenta
1030 - 1045 MORNING TEA
1045 - 1215 Group One: Normal Birth Skill Station
Group Two: Complicated Birth Skill Station
1215 - 1315 LUNCH
1315 - 1445 Group One: Complicated Birth Skill Station
Group Two: Normal Birth Skill Station
1445 - 1515 AFTERNOON TEA
1515 - 1615 Postnatal Care
- Mother
- Baby
Postnatal complications: infection, mastitis, bleeding

Day 3

0900 - 1030 Group One: Postpartum Haemorrhage Skill Station
Group Two: Neonatal Resuscitation Skill Station
1030 - 1045 MORNING TEA
1045 - 1200 Group One: Neonatal Resuscitation Skill Station
Group Two: Postpartum Haemorrhage Skill Station
1200 - 1245 LUNCH
1245 - 1315 Diabetes
1315 -1345 Domestic Violence
1345 - 1435 DVD “Birth Rites”
1435 - 1450 AFTERNOON TEA
1450 - 1530
Other Issues
Evaluation
Quiz
1530 FINISH