Obstetrics. Arguably one of the scarier and uncomfortable things we do as paramedics, at least that’s what I think. 

If you’re looking for a way to make this tremendously stressful call just a little bit easier, then I think you’ve come to the right spot.

On this engaging episode of Critical Levels, we’re talking with Dr. Glenn Posner about the OB assessment, the uncomplicated birth, and how to handle some of the more complicated presentations.

Dr. Glenn Posner

Dr. Glenn Posner is an associate professor and clinician educator in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He graduated from McGill in 1999 before moving to Ottawa for his residency. After completing his training in obstetrics and gynecology in 2004, he worked at the Montfort Hospital before returning to The Ottawa Hospital in 2009. He is the former residency program director and current vice chair of education for his department. He is the inaugural medical director of the Simulation Patient Safety Program at The Ottawa Hospital, the medical director of the University of Ottawa Skills & Simulation Centre and a simulation educator for the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Posner’s program of research relates to the assessment of the intrinsic CanMEDS roles and patient safety competencies using all forms of simulation

Click the image below for an excellent resource on pre-hospital deliveries created by the Association w/ Ontario Midwives.