Resuscitation of patients during pregnancy
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Resuscitation of patients during pregnancy

Nick Castle Nurse consultant, Resuscitation and emergency care at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

NICK CASTLE explains the difficulties that can arise when resuscitating patients who are pregnant

It is estimated that, around the world, cardiac arrest occurs once in every 30,000 pregnancies after the third trimester (Morris and Stacy 2004).

Emergency Nurse. 15, 2, 20-22. doi: 10.7748/en2007.

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