10.4.2 Primary prevention: getting to a health facility for emergency care before uterine rupture
Think back to what you learned in the Antenatal Care Module (Study Session 13) and the discussion there about making a referral. What must you remember to do?
- Write a referral note with as much detail as possible.
- Mobilise the community’s emergency transport plan for the mother. Go with her if you can.
- If possible, warn the health facility to expect her. If there is a choice of health facility at roughly equal distance, check which one has facilities for emergency surgery and blood transfusion and send her there.