Caesarean Section


The video lessons demonstrate the procedures in preparing a patient for caesarean section, that is, inducing anaesthesia, cleansing and draping. It continues with the abdominal incision to the delivery of the baby and placenta. The demonstration ends with the cleaning of the uterine cavity and the closing of uterine incision and the abdomen.


In addition to the video lessons are interactive case exercises and self-assessment quiz to test your observational skills.

Author(s): R. Adanu & N. C. EngelbergView Details of Author
Year: 2009
Keywords: caesarean section, delivery, obstetrics, gynaecology
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Dr. Adanu explains the programme (1:08) - Video
Course Introduction


Course Introduction by
Dr. Richard Adanu,
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
University of Ghana Medical School




The objective of this course is to help:


Students to understand the procedure of a caesarean section, the indications, complications and post management of a caesarean section and,

Non-Specialist Medical Officers to review the steps of a caesarean section procedure.


Lesson Content






Self Assessment Quiz




Dr. Richard Adanu
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
University of Ghana Medical School and the,
Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital


N. Cary Engleberg, M.D.

Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA




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