Pregnancy Arrest Scenario

You are working as part of a double Emergency Care Assistant (ECA) crew on a short 9-5 shift. You’ve just booked on the Ambulance and a Cat 1 call is sent to your MDT screen. Control contact you to advise that you are being to a maternal cardiac arrest. The patient is 33/40 weeks pregnant. You have Paramedic back up which will be 10 minutes behind you.

You arrive on scene and walk into the property to find the patients’ partner conducting CPR. He explains his wife choked on some food, went blue, and then collapsed. He gave back slaps and managed to remove the obstruction, but she is now in cardiac arrest.