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Clinicians in the classroom: the consultant anaesthetist

Power, A. and Gupta, K. (2016) Clinicians in the classroom: the consultant anaesthetist. British Journal of Midwifery. 24(5) 0969-4900.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: In 2013–14, 166 081 babies born in England—accounting for 26.2% of all births in the country—were born by caesarean section (Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), 2015). Epidural or caudal anaesthesia was required in 16.4% of births, while spinal anaesthetics were used in 15.1% of births (HSCIC, 2015). Support from obstetric anaesthesia services is also required in obstetric emergencies such as postpartum haemorrhage and eclampsia. Modern maternity services require a multi-professional approach to providing high-quality care, and it is therefore important that pre-registration midwifery education prepares student midwives to work in such an environment. This is the fourth in a series of articles exploring the value of expert clinicians’ participation in teaching pre-registration midwifery students in the classroom setting. This article will consider sessions at the University of Northampton facilitated by Dr Kalpna Gupta, consultant anaesthetist at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
Creators: Power, Alison and Gupta, Kalpna
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Midwifery
Date: 2 May 2016
Date Type: Published Online
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Midwifery
Volume: 24
Number: 5
Language: English
ISSN: 0969-4900
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: No

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