Managing Prolonged and Obstructed Labor

May 2013

This module target midwives, nurses, physicians and other skilled birth attendants. It is created for frontline health workers who are able to provide the WHO basic emergency obstetric and newborn signal functions. Two cases are presented, and the differences in diagnosing and managing prolonged and obstructed labor using the partograph findings are reinforced in this module. You will manage Mrs. M’s prolonged labor and Mrs. P’s obstructed labor. A video demonstration of vacuum extraction from the WHO reproductive health library is included.

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