Resuscitative hysterotomy

Immersive scenario

Training resource kit


45-60 minutes

Group size

4-6 participants (or team composition applicable to local area)

Target audience

Emergency department medical and nursing clinicians, obstetric medical and midwifery clinicians


This resource kit provides healthcare workers with the ability to recognise the indications and perform a resuscitative hysterotomy in a pregnant patient who has sustained significant trauma.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the severely injured pregnant trauma patient
  • Perform a detailed clinical assessment to identify life threats following major trauma
  • Understand the indications and contraindications for resuscitative hysterotomy
  • Understand the technical skill of resuscitative hysterotomy
  • Understand the Crisis Resource Management (CRM) principles when managing maternal cardiac arrest.


Facilitator resource kit - PDF

1.52 MB


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Last updated

3 February 2022