NCMNH to hold obstetrics course from July 1

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The National Council for Maternal and Neonatal Health (NCMNH) would hold a three-day Intensive Course in Emergency Obstetrics and Neonatal Care (EMONC) from July 1 at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre’s auditorium complex. This is a biannual, comprehensive, intensive refresher course meant to provide evidence-based theoretical as well as practical training for doctors and midwives, especially aimed at low-resource settings. The course would be made interactive with the use of videos and models, said NCMNH office-bearer Dr Samrina Hashmi on Saturday. Each participant would be given the NCMNH EMONC manual and pocketbook as well as other useful course material, she said.
Topics to be covered during the three days would include emergency preparedness, massive haemorrhage, misoprostol, eclampsia and pre-eclampsia, partogram, prolonged and obstructed labour, evidence-based C-section techniques, instrumental deliveries, family planning in antenatal and EMONC settings (includes post-placental intrauterine device and interval insertion), practice on models, neonatal resuscitation and newborn care, infection prevention, sepsis, perinatal audit, emergency drills and management of adverse events. Certificates of attendance would be provided to the participants who attend all three days, said Dr Samrina Hashmi. Those interested were advised to contact Mahvesh for registration via telephone (021-35341597 and 021-35341598) and mobile phone (0321-2700542). Intending participants in need of sponsorship might contact Dr Samrina Hashmi through e-mail ([email protected]).

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