‘The Top 12 Questions Managing COVID-19 in Pregnancy: from Diagnosis to Delivery’
We are bringing together our national scientific, public health and maternity leaders who are going to walk us through, step by step, what to do for the COVID positive pregnant woman- from diagnosis to delivery- and beyond. So you’re in for a treat- here we go!
Step 1: The overview: What are the current COVID Taskforce Guidelines for Treating COVID-19 Positive Women in Pregnancy? Professor Michelle Giles (Infectious Diseases Physician, Member Drugs and Therapeutics Panel of National Taskforce, Member ATAGI)
Step 2: The swab is positive: COVID-19 cases and the Public Health Response. Professor Paul Johnson, Infectious Diseases physician and Head of the North Eastern Public Health Unit
Step 3: Linking to maternity care: what do we need to do in outpatient care of the pregnant patient? A/ Professor Jo Said, Head MFM, Joan Kirner Woman’s and Children’s.
Step 4: Fetal Surveillance for the rest of the pregnancy in women who are/ have been COVID-19 positive? Dr Antonia Shand, MFM specialist, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney
Step 5: Admitting pregnant women: the why, when and how of ‘streaming’ within the public health system. A/Professor Ryan Hodges, Director, Maternity Services Monash Health
Step 6: Respiratory care, monitoring and imaging. Dr Megan Rees, Respiratory Physician, Royal Melbourne Hospital, co chair Respiratory Infectious Diseases Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
Step 7: Obstetric care of COVID-19 inpatients: What treatments? What care? When to delay and when to deliver? Dr Clare Whitehead, MFM Specialist and Neil Hamilton Fairley NHMRC scholar, RWH and University of Melbourne
Step 8: The Decompensating Obstetric Patient. Dr Angela Makris, immediate past president SOMANZ and Obstetric Physician, Liverpool Hospital
Step 9: Providing Intensive Care to Obstetric patients with COVID-19. Dr Tim Crozier, adult intensive care specialist, Monash Health with special interest in Obstetric ICU patients.
Step 10: Mothers and babies with COVID: better together? Professor Adrienne Gordon, Neonatal Paediatrician Royal Prince Alfred
Step 11: Research and COVID- update: ensuring our patient’s experience counts to improve future care. A/Professor Lisa Hui, Mercy Perinatal
Step 12: ‘Secure your own oxygen mask first’ a bit on self care and maintaining morale. Professor Sue Walker
Then it’s over to our panel, where other invited guests include A/Professor Alexis Shub, Maternity Lead of PIPER (when to transfer, when to stay?), Dr Bec Szabo (how to move patients around hospitals safely?), Ms Meredith Heily (ICU Nurse RMH) and our all-time favourite maternity care leaders, Dr Vijay Roach and Professor Caroline Homer to give us their warm and wise reflections, and answer your questions.