Dr. Butki. Ah, what a guy. Thinking he wanted to be a pediatrician before medical school, he completed a Masters in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago specializing in Maternal and Child health. Well that all changed when he went to medical school and caught the ‘ER Bug’ and realized that he was destined to be an emergency medicine physician. Rising the ranks to residency program director (translated: no one else wanted the job, so they made him do it), he recognized a deficiency in training emergency medicine residents for the rare but life threatening obstetrical emergencies. So he and an ob-gyn colleague designed and run yearly an obstetrical emergencies simulation course at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine State Wide Campus System for emergency medicine residents throughout the state. The stations for the course include: Complications with vaginal deliveries, Performing peri-mortem C-sections, Neonatal Resuscitation, Human trafficking, Post-surgical complications and…..wait for it….POST-PARTUM HEMORRHAGE and HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCIES IN PREGNANCY. So when the Maternal Infant Health Summit people needed a speaker for post-partum hemorrhage and hypertensive emergencies in pregnancy, they called him up and asked him to speak on these two topics.
Obstetric hemorrhage is the most common serious complication of childbirth and is the most preventable cause of maternal mortality. Furthermore, recent data suggest that rates of obstetric hemorrhage are increasing in developed countries, including the United States, and that rates of hemorrhage-associated severe maternal morbidity exceed the morbidities associated with other obstetric and medical conditions. […]