What is included in prehospital care of postpartum infections?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: Andy W Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE  more...
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Answer

The most important aspect of prehospital care in a postpartum patient with a suspected infection is to ensure adequate fluid volume and to prevent sepsis and shock. Provide aggressive fluid management, begin cardiac monitoring, and administer oxygen.


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