Table 1

Procedures and type of emergency obstetric care in 25 health facilities, Korogocho, Viwandani and environs in Nairobi

Procedure/obstetric care category

Number

Percent


Procedure

Parenteral antibiotics

24

96.0

Parenteral oxytocics

24

96.0

Parenteral anticonvulsants

21

84.0

Manual removal of retained placenta

18

72.0

Removal of retained products

17

68.0

Assisted vaginal delivery

2

8.0

Blood transfusion

11

44.0

Caesarean section

5

20.0

Type of EmOC

Basic EmOCa

0

0.0

Comprehensive EmOCb

2

8.0

Basic EmOC "minus 1"c

10

40.0

Comprehensive EmOC "minus 1"d

2

16.0

Not applicable e

11

44.0


a A basic Emergency obstetric care (EmOC) facility the following six procedures:

parenteral antibiotics; parenteral oxytocics; parenteral anticonvulsants for

pre-eclampsia/eclampsia; manual removal of placenta; removal of retained products;

and assisted vaginal delivery.

b A comprehensive EmOC facility provides all 6 basic EmOC procedures plus Caesarean

delivery and blood transfusion

c Basic EmOC without assisted vaginal delivery

d Comprehensive EmOC without assisted vaginal delivery

e Does not meet the criteria for Basic EmOC "minus 1"

Ziraba et al. BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:46   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-46

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