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Learning Modules

Welcome to SOAP’s Learning Modules

The educational material entered here is the individual author’s opinion and not medical advice, is not intended to set out a legal standard of care and does not replace medical care or the judgment of the responsible medical professional in light of all the circumstances presented by an individual patient. The materials are not intended to ensure a successful patient outcome in every situation and is not a guarantee of any specific outcome. The material is subject to periodic revision as additional data becomes available. The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of SOAP or any of its employees.

Maternal Cardiac Disease

Marie Louise-Meng, MD
This lecture provides a framework to guide planning for the care of pregnant patients with cardiac disease. By creating a comprehensive guide to caring for these patients we hope to reduce preventable causes of maternal morbidity and mortality associated with pregnancy in women with cardiovascular disease and cardiomyopathies.


Marie Louise-Meng, MD
A comprehensive long form document outlining considerations when planning cardiac deliveries.


Marie Louise-Meng, MD
A one page summary task list of considerations when planning cardiac deliveries that you can use in multidisciplinary planning meeting.


Cardiac Ultrasound

Lung Ultrasound

Gastric Ultrasound

Neuraxial Ultrasound

Airway Ultrasound

Truncal Nerve Blocks/Ultrasound

Opioid and Substance Use Disorder

Prenatal Obstetric Anesthesia Topics

Cesarean Delivery Anesthesia

Cesarean Delivery – Postoperative Analgesia

Enhanced Recovery

Labor Analgesia

Vaginal Delivery – Postpartum Analgesia


Contributor & Editor: Rachel M. Kacmar, MD
Contributor: Jennifer M. Banayan, MD, Jean M. Miles, MD, and Cristina L. Wood, MD
Implementing measures that impact patient safety on Labor and Delivery can be a challenge. This document details one private practice institution’s response to implementing a hemorrhage cart at their center.



Early Warning Systems


Editor: Rachel Kacmar, MD
Contributors: Steve Pratt, MD, Jeanette Bauchat, MD, Grant Lynde, MD, Jill Mhyre, MD, Gill Hilton, MD, Steve Lipman, MD, Paula Craigo, MD, Eva Szabo, MD, May Pian-Smith, MD, Grace Shih, MD, Heather Nixon, MD, Jean Miles, MD
Communication on labor and delivery is an integral part of successful clinical care and effective communication contributes to a culture of patient safety. This document outlines how the challenge of efficient and meaningful communication is tackled on labor and delivery units.



Gillian Abir, MBChB, FRCA and Kay Daniels, MD
The purpose of this article is to describe ‘how to’ organize and implement simulation drills at your institution, not to explain the benefits of simulation.