5141.0 Improving outcomes in delivery and postpartum care

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Childbirth in settings with emergency obstetric services and prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage have been identified as critical interventions if MDG 5 is to be reached. Many low resource countries are not able to provide these services. This session will provide an overview of the problems and present several innovative approaches to addressing these problems. Participants will learn about current research and evidence based practice.
Session Objectives: 1. List the 5 major causes of delivery and postpartum mortality 2. Compare cost effectiveness of interventions to address postpartum hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia 3. Discuss the role of labor support in hospital settings

Non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) for obstetric hemorrhage: Cost savings and mortality reductions for women in severe shock
Tori Sutherland, MPH, Janelle Downing, MS, James G. Kahn, MD, David Bishai, MD MPH PhD, Elizabeth Butrick, MPH and Suellen Miller, PhD, CNM
Multi country analysis of prevention and management of Post-Partum Haemorrhage (PPH) and Pre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia (PE/E)
Jeffrey Smith, MD, MPH, Sheena Currie, RM MEd, Julia Perri, MA and Tirza Cannon, MPH, MD Candidate

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: International Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)