Placental abruption

Immersive scenario

Training resource kit


45-60 minutes.

Group size

4-6 participants.

Target audience

Emergency department medical and nursing clinicians. Obstetric medical staff and midwives.


Provides participants with the basic knowledge and skills on how to assess and manage placental abruption following a traumatic incident.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the importance of the initial assessment (primary and secondary) on admission to Emergency for a pregnant patient following a motor vehicle collision (MVC).
  • Identify the need for additional investigations in the pregnant trauma patient.
  • Recognise, manage and respond to clinical deterioration from placental abruption.


Participant resource kit - PDF

1.90 MB

Facilitator resource kit - PDF

3.64 MB


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Last updated

6 April 2021