Volume : V, Issue : IV, April - 2015

Knowledge and Practice of Nurse Midwives Regarding Management and Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage in Three Selected Teaching Hospitals–Khartoum State–Sudan 2014

Faiza. A. N , Rn

Abstract :

 Post–partum haemorrhage (PPH) is the major cause of maternal mortality worldwide and in Sudan contributed to 28% of the reported maternal mortality cases in 2013. 

Nurse Midwives being the first point of contact play a central role in addressing this global issue. This study was conducted aiming at study knowledge and practice of nurse midwives regarding management and prevention of postpartum haemorrhage in Khartoum State Sudan.
 Methods:The study utilized a cross–sectional design to elicit information on knowledge and practice of nurse/midwives 
in the management and prevention of post partum haemorrhage, 60 nurse/midwives were drawn from three selected 
hospitals ,interviewed and observed.
Result :The findings revealed that , participants have long experience varies from 11 to 30 years but only 30% of them 
received in service training about PPH. Nurse midwives generally had good knowledge about Post partum haemorrhage was (78%) . Their knowledge about assessment and management, sign, Prevention and definition, types, common causes were (84.2, 82.5, 82and 81.3 %) respectively less knowledge about complication and risk factors of PPH 
were 73.5 and 64.2% respectively. Practical aspects of nurse/midwives regarding prevention of PPH was (69.6 %). 
 Conclusions: The results from this study showed that NM had good knowledge regarding PPH prevention and management with satisfactory practice regarding prevention of PPH. The study highlight the need for continuous in–service 
training to updates NM knowledge and practice regarding management and prevention of PPH.Competency based 
standards need to be established for midwifery practice
 

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Faiza.A.N ,RN Knowledge and Practice of Nurse Midwives Regarding Management and Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage in Three Selected Teaching Hospitals–Khartoum State–Sudan 2014 Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 4 April 2015


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