Metrics details. The accurate assessment and appropriate repair of birth related perineal trauma require high levels of skill and competency, with evidence based guideline recommendations available to inform UK midwifery practice. Implementation of guideline recommendations could reduce maternal morbidity associated with perineal trauma, which is commonly reported and persistent, with potential to deter women from a future vaginal birth. Despite evidence, limited attention is paid to this important aspect of midwifery practice. We wished to identify how midwives in the UK assessed and repaired perineal trauma and the extent to which practice reflected evidence based guidance. Findings would be used to inform the content of a large intervention study.
Cathy gave an overview of the challenges facing midwives today and the future vision for the profession. The address would not have been complete without mention of the recent campaigning of the RCM from a trade union perspective with regard to the ongoing pay dispute. Dr Ed Coats director, Total Medics then gave a stimulating and encouraging talk on dealing with adversity and how being part of a bigger team can help to make a difference and achieve high aspirations. The student midwives split from the main body of delegates to attend sessions particularly tailored to their interests. However, in the main these sessions would be of equal interest to all.
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Back to guidelines homepage. This guideline provides evidence-based guidance on the diagnosis, management and treatment of third- and fourth-degree perineal tears obstetric anal sphincter injuries, referred to as OASIS. This is the third edition of this guideline, which was previously published in July and March under the same title.