n South African Medical Journal - Haemorrhage associated with caesarean section in South Africa - be aware : correspondence

Volume 101, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



: The algorithms in the excellent article in the for coping with bleeding at caesarean section (CS) cannot be faulted. add some further comments.

With 2 years of internship, it should be possible to ensure that all trainees are allowed to opt for a 6-month attachment in Obstetrics and Gynaecology if they intend to work in peripheral hospitals, so they are able to do a sufficient number of CSs under supervision before they go to their new posts. My experience over many years with attempting to make interns competent during 4-month rotations was frustrating. They always moved on before I felt they were ready.

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