Prevention and Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage– 2013 YouTube Video from Pathfinder International

This video states that up to 100,000 women die each year from obstetric hemorrhage. “The leading cause of obstetric hemorrhage is postpartum hemorrhage, the loss of 500 ml of blood after delivery.” Pathfinder International has developed a training program and protocol to prevent death from postpartum hemorrhage in austere environments. You can download their pdf 2010 training manual “Prevention, Recognition, and Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage“. 

But the video also has an excellent review of the active management of the third stage of labor which can be useful even for practioners in a resource rich environment. This review runs from 1:50 to 5:25. 

Following the above there is a section on how to estimate blood loss from 5:25 to 9:05.

And the rest of the video (from 9:06 on) shows how to manage postpartum hemorrhage including the use of the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG).

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