Table 4

Postnatal transfer criteria




• Postpartum haemorrhage (> 500 mls)

• Signs of deep vein thromboembolism: leg pain or discomfort, (especially in the left leg), swelling, tenderness, increased temperature and oedema, and lower abdominal pain

• Signs of pulmonary thromboembolism: dyspnoea, collapse, chest pain, haemoptysis, faintness, and signs and symptoms associated with DVT

• Pyrexia > 38C on two occasions at least 1 hour apart

• Any other condition that causes concern

• Concerns for psycho-logical wellbeing

Begley et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:85   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-11-85

Open Data