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Obstetric General Anaesthesia

GA obstetrics

In this step Dr Nuala Lucas, Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist at Northwick Park Hospital and anaesthetic co-lead for MEMBRACE-UK, Dr Rosie May, Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellow, and Dr Abi Richardson, Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist at Northwick Park Hospital, discuss all the factors that make airway management and general anaesthesia on the labour ward so challenging.

Dr Lucas then goes onto explore how we can manage these risks and make care safer for both mothers and babies.

What is your experience of delivering general anaesthesia on the labour ward? Does it make you feel more anxious? Have you ever been involved in cases of difficult or failed intubation and how well did the multidisciplinary team deal with this? Reflect on all the challenges that Dr Lucas has raised with your fellow learners in the steps comment section

Now move onto the next step where we will be exploring the DAS Obstetric Difficult Intubation Guidelines in more detail.

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