When is patient transfer required for the treatment of abruptio placentae?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Shad H Deering, MD; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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Transfer of the patient to an intensive care unit (ICU) may be necessary, before or after delivery, if the patient is hemodynamically unstable, such as if shock develops, and requires invasive central monitoring or if operative complications are encountered.

Transfer to a facility with a neonatal ICU is needed if the fetus is preterm and appropriate facilities are not available. This should be accomplished after delivery if delivery is required to stabilize the mother.

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