Vaginal Approaches to the Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Office of Medical Education

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Postpartum Hemorrhage


Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Maternal and Child Health | Medical Education | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Women's Health


This resource is a comprehensive tutorial for non pharmacologic vaginal management of postpartum hemorrhage. Management methods addressed include but are not limited to: 1.) Uterine exploration and evacuation including dilation and curettage and 2.) Uterine tamponade techniques including uterine packing and use of commercial products. This module was prepared for use in residencies with significant obstetrical training but is appropriate for use by any individual seeking detailed information on initial conservative management of postpartum hemorrhage. It can be used in conjunction with postpartum hemorrhage simulation, in support of didactic sessions and as a stand-alone discussion or review of the subject matter. All procedures are presented in overview with attached step-by-step instructional guides and videos. The presentation contains a narrated PowerPoint slide set with embedded videos. There is a transcription of all audio narration so that the resource is usable for the hearing impaired.


Manning M, Moore Simas T, Riza L, Pasquale S. Vaginal Approaches to the Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage. MedEdPORTAL; 2010. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/8023

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Vaginal Approaches to the Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage