Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Olomouc and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Fortunately, the birth in the field is extraordinary affair. Of course, each doctor may encounter it, therefore I think that the inclusion of the algorithm is very useful.
Algorithm shows the situation when a doctor is called to the advanced childbirth and he must lead the birth in the field. It summarizes the basic situation systematically, which the doctor has to dealwith, at last but not at least the life-threatening complication- massive bleeding. The algorithm is processed step by step, including the explanations of correct and incorrect answers. In my opinion, it is important to differentiate minor and major mistakes, when the major mistake causes “burial of the patient”. Presented algorithm will certainly help not only medical students but also doctors, because the birth in the field can encounter each of us. Therefore, every doctor should be able to provide first aid to woman in labor and newborn as should be a matter of course knowledge about CPR.