Focus on Obstetric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care: First educational event of 2024

The Association of Anaesthesiologists of Malta held its first Educational Event for 2024, titled: Focus on Obstetric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, at the Salini Resort.

On the 24th February 2024, a multidisciplinary group of anaesthesiologists and anaesthetic trainees; obstetricians and obstetric trainees; midwives of all grades including students; practice nurses and senior nurses from anaesthesia, intensive care, main operating theatres, midwifery and obstetric wards; as well as junior doctors and students; came together to learn more about obstetric anaesthesia and intensive care.

Presentation topics included multidisciplinary team working, the high risk obstetric anaesthesia clinic, emergency caesarean section, post-dural puncture headache, obstetric admissions to intensive care, the new local post-partum haemorrhage and severe pre-eclampsia & eclampsia guidelines, maternal cardiac arrest, epidural tips and tricks, top publications in obstetric anaesthesia and intensive care, and the use of ultrasound in obstetric anaesthesia.

The programme also included small group workshops, an Ask the Expert Session, and an end-of-programme, “what did we learn?” quiz!

The multidisciplinary faculty included Dr Glenn Paul Abela, Dr Petramay Attard Cortis, Dr Lauren Borg Xuereb, Dr Paul Calleja, Ms Romina D’Agostino, Dr Stephanie Mifsud, Ms Isabelle Saliba, Ms Martina Schembri and Dr Johann Scicluna. The patient perspective was generously presented by Dr Lara Delicata, and anaesthetic trainee Dr Kristina Duca shared local data on obstetric admissions to Intensive Care.

The Focus on Obstetric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care was organized by the AAM’s Education and Events Coordinator, Dr Petramay Attard Cortis, and the AAM’s Secretary, Dr Stephanie Mifsud, with great support from Dr Maria Spiteri Zammit, a member of the AAM’s Education and Events Subcommittee.

Feedback from participants and faculty was excellent and the AAM would like to thank everyone for their enthusiastic participation

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