Out-of-hospital care for postpartum haemorrhage: a scoping review protocol

Rachel Soh, Lucymarie Silvestri, Anna Pearce, James Pearce

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Postpartum haemorrhage is an obstetric emergency with potential for rapid deterioration. It is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality worldwide. This risk is magnified in the resource-limited out-of-hospital setting, yet there is little knowledge regarding its management in these circumstances.

The JBI scoping review methodology will be used. A comprehensive search strategy will be adopted to identify sources of literature that fit the inclusion criteria. Data will be extracted and reported in accordance with current best practice standards.

This protocol will provide the framework to guide the review in identifying the scope, depth and key concepts in the topic of interest, as well as to identify gaps in knowledge regarding out-of-hospital care of the patient with postpartum haemorrhage. Information gathered can help inform clinical practitioners and the development of clinical practice guidelines. Gaps identified can be used to guide and facilitate further research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-58
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Paramedic Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2023


  • Postpartum haemorrhage
  • Prehospital
  • Ambulance service
  • Out-of-hospital
  • Third stage of labour


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