Midwives’ skills in the application of non-pneumatic anti-shock garment for the management of postpartum haemorrhage in Ondo State, Nigeria

Midwives’ skills in the application of non-pneumatic anti-shock garment for the management of postpartum haemorrhage in Ondo State, Nigeria

Author by Prof. Christiana Sowunmi

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics And Gynecology

Volume/Edition: 8

Language: English

Pages: 209 - 214

Abstract

Background: Non-pneumatic Anti-shock garment (NASG) has been identified as a device for effective management

of postpartum haemorrhage especially in developing countries where maternal mortality is high. Hence, it is

important that midwives are skilled and knowledgeable about its use. This study therefore assessed the midwives’

skills in the application of Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) in the management of postpartum

hemorrhage

.

Methods: This study adopted quasi

-experimental research design. The study was done in two secondary health

facilities in the state. Sixty-eight midwives participated in the study. Simple random sampling technique was used to

select 37 and 31 midwives into experimental and control groups respectively. Written consent was obtained from all

the participants. The study involved three stages; Pre-test, an intervention and a post test. Questionnaire and

observation rating scale that elicited demographic characteristics, knowledge and skills on the application and

removal of NASG was used to c

ollect data pre and post intervention. Data was analyzed using descriptive and

inferential statistics.

Results: Mean knowledge score of midwives in the control group in the use of NASG in the management of PPH was

found to be 10.32±4.17 compared with 12.24±5.05 in experimental group pre-intervention. There was a significant

increase in knowledge and skills of NASG application, nonetheless the post intervention from experimental group had

the highest increase from 6.32±4.97 to 17.14±0.95.

Conclusions: Educational intervention enhanced skills of midwives in the use of NASG. Therefore, continuous

education units in hospitals should include periodic training of midwives on the use of NASG.


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