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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2015 Mar-Apr;53(2):132-5.

[Immediate response team. 59 cases with obstetric hemorrhage].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Dirección General, Hospital de Ginecoobstetricia 4, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Distrito Federal, México.


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The lack of diagnosis as well as an appropriate medical and/or surgical treatment, due to an inefficient work team, contributes to the mortality associated to obstetric hemorrhage. The aim of this article is to analyze 59 cases in which the immediate response team (ERI) was implemented in patient with obstetric hemorrhage.


Retrospective/prospective, observational, traverse and descriptive study in which 59 cases with obstetric hemorrhage and their attention by means of ERI.


59 patients with the diagnosis of obstetric hemorrhage were studied. The mean age of patients was 30.2 ± 6.8 years. The main reason that originated the obstetric hemorrhage, was abruption placenta followed by uterine atony. The place in which where the ERI was more frequently implemented was the expulsion room and in 93.2 % of the cases the doctor was who begin it. In 71.2 % it was not necessary to transfuse globular package. Only one surgery was carried out in 52.5 % of the cases and two in 28.8 %. The 90.1 % of women didn't pass to intensive care unit, 8.5 % went in, and 1.7 % was transferred.


According to the results obtained in this study the application of ERI was in a correct, integrated and standardized way.


Emergency medical services; Hemorrhage; Obstetrics

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