Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) Masterclass

Masterclass on Systematic and Logical Management of Massive Postpartum Haemorrhage & Current Concepts in the Management of Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS) Disorders


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January 10, 2022 - 8:30 am

Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) Masterclass – 10 January 2022

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£140.00 Add to cart

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The Need For Training

In the UK, obstetric haemorrhage remains the second most common cause of direct maternal death during or up to six weeks after the end of pregnancy (MBRRACE Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care report 2020).

Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) is the most common form of major obstetric haemorrhage, and is the primary cause of nearly one quarter of all maternal deaths globally (WHO, 2018). Placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorders are an increasing risk factor for adverse maternal outcomes, and can lead to haemorrhage and maternal death.

Though the rate of maternal deaths from obstetric haemorrhage in the UK has not fallen significantly since 2009, the most recent MBRRACE report found that deaths from obstetric haemorrhage are largely preventable (2020). A quick and appropriate multidisciplinary approach is required to treat obstetric haemorrhage effectively and improve maternal outcomes.

Aims and Objectives
  • To consider algorithms such as “HAEMOSTASIS” to ensure a logical and systematic management of severe PPH utilising uterine tamponade, compression sutures and interventional radiology
  • To understand pathogenesis and antenatal diagnosis of Placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorders and explore current concepts in the management of PAS (radical and uterus-conserving conservative surgical options)
  • To understand aetiology and develop systematic and logical skills for managing massive PPH
  • To improve estimating blood loss in obstetric haemorrhage with the use of concepts such as “Obstetric Shock Index (OSI)” and the “Rule of 30”
  • To appreciate the wider clinical picture and workshop multi-disciplinary case discussions.
Relevant For

This exciting and hugely popular one-day course is beneficial for all maternity healthcare professionals and the wider team responsible for the antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care of women and birthing people.


This course aims to support healthcare professionals in effectively managing instances of PPH and PAS disorders through evidence-based training. The course focuses on current concepts and logical approaches in order to improve maternal outcomes:

  • Aetiology and principles of management of massive PPH
  • The role of the algorithm “HAEMOSTASIS” including the role of uterine tamponade, compression sutures and interventional radiology
  • Recognition of the amount of blood loss by understanding the concepts of visual estimation of blood loss (VBL) and gravitometric methods, and the use of “Obstetric shock index (OSI)” and the “Rule of 30”
  • Pathogenesis & antenatal diagnosis of Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders (PAS)
  • Current concepts in the management of Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders: Radical and uterus-conserving conservative surgical options
  • Video demonstration of the Triple P procedure and the use of uterine tamponade balloon in the management of abnormal invasion of the placenta
  • Discussion of multi-disciplinary team management of massive PPH
  • Interactive case discussion with audience participation and breakout groups