Transporting High Risk OB

  1. What are you thinking enroute to pick up a high risk OB patient? Besides 'why didn't they go by ground!' <joking>
    We fly a RN & Paramedic team and typically we get a brief report enroute from dispatch. We discuss our plan, options and 'what ifs' on the way. Once there we get a report, do an assessment and then call the receiving OB before departing.
    Do you use specialty teams ?
    Take an OB resident ?
    TY, Rio
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    Flight Nurse
    Specialty: HEMS 6 years


  3. by   Shamira Aizza
    I'm thinking that when considering the overall spectrum of acute patients in the critical care transport environment, high risk OB comparatively is NOT rocket science (not in the transport environment).

    No special teams here, and I don't understand the need to implement a special team for OB patients.
  4. by   Nurse Entrepreneur
    My background is obstetrics and both the civilian and military nursing staff often flew with our high risk OB patients to tertiary care facilities. We were transporting in Hueys and Black Hawks and the personnel onboard, while they were Army medics, were not comfortable with managing IV tocolytics or catching a premature baby. We had an OB transport bag that carried the essentials for tocolysis, seizure and vaginal birth.