Episode 73 – Coming in Third w/Dr. Zaf Qasim


Taking care of the High Risk OB patient is outside the comfort zone of many of us. The third trimester, specifically, presents unique challenges both pregnancy-related and otherwise. Why are normal physiologic changes related to pregnancy ABNORMAL in the third trimester? How do we determine if the pregnant patient is sick or not sick? And how do you change your treatment based on these findings?

Tune in as we sit down with Dr. Zaf Qasim to address these important questions. We also touch on peri-mortem cesarean sections at the end.


Zaffer Qasim, MBBS, FRCEM, FRCPC(EM), EDIC is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Karachi. He completed residency and fellowship training in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in the United Kingdom, where he also worked as an attending (consultant) emergency physician and operational EMS physician. He moved to the United States to complete training in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland before moving to Philadelphia. His academic interests lie in advanced trauma and endovascular resuscitation, airway management, simulation, and prehospital care.

You can follow him on Twitter @ResusOne

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