In this podcast, we discuss the five categories of medications used in Obstetrics and Gynaecology that junior doctors may have not encountered or prescribed previously.
Summary Writer: Theoni Haralabopoulos
Script Writers: Rebecca Taylor and Jane McDonnell
Editors: Rebecca Taylor and Jane McDonnell
Interviewee: Jane McDonnell
Interviewer: Rebecca Taylor
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.
There are medications used in Obstetrics and Gynaecology that junior doctors may have not encountered or prescribed previously. If you are ever asked to prescribe a medication you have never encountered or prescribed previously, always check with a senior colleague.
There are five categories of drugs used Obstetrics and Gynaecology: oxytocics, steroids, analgesia, antibiotics and antiemetics.
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