PPH Example

What is a Post-Partum Haemorrhage?


What is a Post-Partum Haemorrhage?

Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) is a serious complication that can occur after childbirth. It is defined as a blood loss of more than 500 ml after a vaginal delivery or more than 1000 ml after a caesarean delivery.

Here are some of the risks associated with PPH:

Anemia: PPH can cause significant blood loss, which can lead to anemia if the blood loss is not promptly and adequately managed. This can cause fatigue, weakness, and other symptoms.

Shock: In severe cases, PPH can cause shock, a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body is unable to deliver enough oxygen to vital organs.

Organ failure or death: PPH can lead to organ failure, particularly in the kidneys, liver, and lungs. Although rare, PPH can be fatal if it is not promptly and effectively managed.

Delayed recovery: PPH can prolong the recovery period after childbirth and delay the mother’s return to normal activities.

Overall, PPH is a serious complication that requires prompt recognition and management to minimise the risk of complications for the mother. It is important for healthcare professionals to be aware of the signs and symptoms of PPH and to have the knowledge and skills to manage this complication effectively.

How can simulation training help?

Early Intervention

PPH Cervix

Training can help healthcare providers to recognize the signs and symptoms of PPH early and intervene quickly to stop the bleeding. This can reduce the risk of severe bleeding and the need for more invasive interventions.

Effective Communication

PPH Bloodflow

Effective communication is crucial in managing PPH, as it often requires a coordinated response from a team of healthcare professionals. Training can help healthcare providers to communicate effectively with other members of the healthcare team and ensure a prompt and appropriate response.

Techniques & Procedures

PPH Bleeding

Training can help healthcare providers to develop the necessary skills to use a range of techniques and procedures to manage PPH effectively. This includes techniques such as bimanual compression and uterine massage, as well as more invasive procedures such as balloon tamponade and uterine artery ligation.

By developing the necessary knowledge and skills, healthcare providers can improve outcomes for mothers and babies affected by PPH. This can include reducing the need for blood transfusions, decreasing the risk of infection, and improving overall maternal and neonatal health.

The MODEL-med Post Partum Haemorrhage add on can simulate a blood flow of 1 litre of blood per minute, for two minutes. There is also a high bleed point and a low bleed point. So, you can simulate bleeding from different points inside the uterus.

This gives you the ability to accurately simulate a Postpartum Haemorrhage.

See for yourself.