In part 2 of our 3 part Obstetrics & Gynaecology podcast series, we review how to be a good assistant in a Caesarean Section as a junior doctor.
Summary Writer: Laura Park
Script Writer: Rebecca Taylor
Editors: Rebecca Taylor and Jane McDonnell
Interviewee: Rebecca Taylor
Interviewer: Jane McDonnell
Dr Rebecca (Becky) Taylor is a 6th year O&G trainee. Originally hailing from the UK, she trained at the University of Edinburgh where she also completed her internship and residency, before moving to Australia. She undertook her basic O&G training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Rebecca is currently undertaking a two year Gynaecology Fellowship at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. When Becky’s not knee-deep in amniotic fluid she is a keen swimmer and free diver, a terrible cook and married to an anaesthetist she met at a Cat One Caesarean.
Dr Jane McDonnell is an Obstetrics & Gynaecology Registrar based in Sydney. She completed her medical degree at The University of Notre Dame after completing a Bachelor of Medical Science from The University of Sydney. Jane has a Masters in Public Health from the University of New South Wales and has completed an internship at the World Health Organisation in Geneva. In 2019, she was awarded the JMO Teacher of the Year at Royal North Shore Hospital. Jane is interested in women’s and refugee health, teaching and research. Outside of medicine, she enjoys running and sudoku.
With Dr Rebecca Taylor, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Fellow and Dr Jane McDonnell, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Registrar, based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
In this part 2 of a 3 part series, Rebecca Taylor provides a comprehensive review on how to be a good assistant in a Caesarean section as a junior doctor. She takes us through a step-by-step journey of a Caesarean section and specific tasks junior doctors can help before, during and after the Caesarean section. These tasks include essential skills such as proper catheterization, surgical scrubbing, and assisting in the delivery of the baby.
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