Obstetric Emergencies

Genial los grupos pequeños esto da la posibilidad de repetir los escenarios. Las profesoras han respondido a TODAS nuestras preguntas.

Aimón Sánchez - Emergencias Obstétricas – Tenerife

Muy buena calidad/precio. Aconsejo esta formación a mis compañeras, el reciclaje me parece imprescindible, los escenarios y las simulaciones han estado muy muy logrados.

Matrona - Emergencias Obstétricas - Valencia

Increíble el compartir conocimientos con otras compañeras de diferentes países. Se nota que son matronas muy expertas.

Laura Vera- Emergencias Obstétricas – Valencia

Why a course in Obstetric Emergencies?

Women don’t give birth only in hospitals, the birth of a baby can happen abruptly anywhere. Improve your assistance as a professional during emergencies

that can arise in a childbirth outside the hospital environment.


Training and retraining in obstetric emergencies is essential to ensure quality delivery care. We have chosen the British model where annual and mandatory training is multidisciplinary in nature, taking into account the PROMPT model.


Whether you are a midwife working in the hospital or conducting childbirths at home, this course is indispensable as an independent and competent health care provider.

Intended for:

  • Civil protection health personnel.
  • Other qualified health professionals with special interest in the emergency of out-of-hospital childbirth.


  • Facilitar a los participantes las habilidades prácticas  necesarias para mejorar su respuesta a las emergencias en el parto extrahospitalario y la reanimación neonatal.


  • To provide participants with the practical skills needed to improve their response to emergencies in out-of-hospital childbirth and neonatal resuscitation.
  • Outcome:
  • The participants gain experience in obstetric emergency care and neonatal resuscitation in out-of-hospital scenarios. The scenarios will be home childbirths, birthing homes or midwife-led childbirth units.


  • Postpartum hemorrhage and maternal distress.
  • Neonatal resuscitation.
  • Cord prolapse.
  • Shoulder dystocia.
  • Human factors in emergency cases.
  • Communication (SHIVAR), documentation and registration.
  • Practical quiz for estimating blood loss.
  • Strategies when moving to the hospital.
  • Care of the midwife.

Important note:

  • 1 day course; 8 hours of training.
  • Electronic documentation.
  • Accreditation of the Continuous Training Commission (once approved)

Due to environmental constraints, the teachers’ PDF presentations and other documents related to this event are available online.

Teaching Team

Ella Caine

She is a midwife at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in Norwich, England, and a professor at the University of East Anglia, where she teaches in the midwifery and nursing degree programs.

As a midwife she has worked in both the community and hospital settings, providing midwifery care in midwifery-led units and in obstetrician-led units.

She is also a supervisor of midwives, a job independent of her other jobs, which focuses on supporting midwives to provide the best care for women. She has a special interest in the contribution of midwives to the improvement of outcomes in childbirth units; this is the subject of her doctoral thesis.

She has written articles for professional journals and is a member of the editorial board of The Practising Midwife. She has also recently contributed to a book on managing childbirth emergencies in low-tech environments, such as home Managing childbirth emergencies in the community & low – tech settings .

ella caine
Gina Sosa

Gina Sosa

Gina has been a midwife in the UK for 24 years. Gina was trained and worked at Whittington Hospital in London between 1995 and 2003, where she opened an African women’s clinic for women with female genital mutilation (FGM) and completed a master’s degree in midwifery.

In 2003, Gina moved to the James Paget Hospital Trust (JPUH) in Norfolk and worked as a senior midwife, administrator of the clinical midwifery and then Governance Midwife until 2014. Gina published an article on her experiences in caring for women with FGM in the Midwifery magazine “Midirs” and has written a chapter titled “Midwife Manager” in the book “Becoming a Midwife’. Gina also managed maternity services at JPUH for CNST – Clinical Malpractice Scheme for Level III Trusts. This is the highest level that can be achieved by a hospital trust and demonstrates that maternity services are being implemented safely.

November 2017, Gina began working as a professor of midwifery at the University of East Anglia. In 2017, Gina also graduated with a Doctorate that explores individual support for midwifery in childbirth. Since then, Gina has publicised the research at international conferences and has published articles on the research in the Midwifery magazine.

Recently, Gina completed a teaching course and graduated with an MA HEP 2019 teaching certificate. Gina also travelled to Sudan to speak at conferences and conduct workshops on low-risk midwifery and emergency skills and drills.

In summary, Gina has worked in all areas of midwifery but has a unique passion for caring for women in normal labour and caring for women with FGM and training professionals in the field of FGM.

Sarah Ardizzone

Sarah has been a midwife for over 20 years. Her career has covered many aspects of midwifery, from working in a high-risk obstetric unit to midwife-led care as well as developing and teaching practice. Sarah has a strong interest in neonatal resuscitation and is a trained NLS.

Her passion for low intervention “normal” midwifery and strongly believes that it is a woman’s fundamental right to choose and take control of her own childbirth process. She also believes that women with high-risk pregnancies and childbirth need care and support to achieve a positive experience and that this should be fundamental to the midwife’s role.

Currently, Sarah works in a midwife-led unit that assists women in uninterrupted physiological work, including many water births, and also mentors students in this area.

Sarah was Helena’s mentor when she arrived as a student for training in Norwich. Sarah has travelled extensively to work with midwives in other countries, most notably visiting Nepal each year to support the Nepal Midwifery Society and the country’s first student midwife.

She has also volunteered in Kenya and Sierra Leone and now works occasionally in Spain and Chile for Helenaeyimi.com.

Sarah Ardizzone