Model for Teaching the Helping Babies Survive Course Series and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Workshops to Rural Skilled Birth Attendants in Uganda

  • Christina Kinnevey
  • David Douglas
  • Ann Larsen
  • Molly Wilson
  • Sarah Sams
  • Michael Kawooya
  • Fred Kirumira
  • Robert Douglas
Keywords: Neonatal; Perinatal Care; Maternal Morbidity.

Abstract

Background: Uganda, like much of Sub-Saharan Africa and other underserved regions continues to face the challenge of high neonatal and maternal mortality. The Helping Babies Survive (HBS) course and the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) provide hands on education to train providers in key life-saving interventions. A uterine balloon tamponade (UBT) procedure can be life-saving in the event of uterine bleeding. The purpose of this implementation research is to gain more insight into the effectiveness of a tailored down 5-day combined HBS-ALSO-UBT course. In this study, we found that a tailored down 5-day combined HBS-ALSO-UBT could be performed with significantly improved self-assessment in diagnosing and managing a wide range of peripartum conditions.
Keywords: Neonatal; Perinatal Care; Maternal Morbidity.

Published
2021-12-14
Section
Articles

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