Post partum hemorrhage (PPH)Online Course

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  • 6 Chapters
  • Author Daniel Ogera
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Start date

Friday 21st of January 2022


6 Chapters

Current Students

13 Students Enrolled

Course Overview

Worldwide, haemorrhage is the most important cause of pregnancy-related mortality1 (Khan et al 2006 Lancet maternal health series). The majority of these deaths (88%) occur within 4 hours of delivery (Kane et al 1992), indicating that they are a consequence of events occurring in the third stage of labour. The first hours post partum are especially critical in the diagnosis and management of abnormal bleeding2. Those that survive PPH will suffer residual severe anaemia and other major health problems Globally, there are an estimated 14 million cases of pregnancy-related haemorrhage every year. Of these women at least 150 000 die. In Kenya, the maternal mortality ratio is at 488 per 100 000 live births [KDHS, 2008/9] with the risk of dying being 1:20. Close to 60% of all deliveries are conducted at home by an unskilled attendant and the Post natal care attendance within 48 hours of delivery is at 42%. PPH contributes to 34% of maternal deaths and it is the most common cause of maternal

Course requirements

The course is designed for a broad, general audience but will be particularly interesting for medical students and healthcare workers with a background of nursing, medicine.

The course is also suitable for holders of other medical sciences and individuals working in healthcare,as well as those considering a career as a healthcare professional, those with an interest in personal health and fitness, or anyone who simply wants to understand this amazing topic.

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to postpartum hemorrhage
  • Causes of Postpartum hemorrhage
  • Management of primary postpartum hemorrhage
  • Management of secondary postpartum hemorrhage
  • WHO Recommendations on Use of Misoprostol in Management of PPH
  • WHO recommendations for other management modalities for PPH

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to postpartum hemorrhage15 Minutes
  • Causes of Postpartum hemorrhage15 Minutes
  • Management of primary postpartum hemorrhage15 Minutes
  • Management of secondary postpartum hemorrhage15 Minutes
  • WHO Recommendations on Use of Misoprostol in Management of PPH15 Minutes
  • WHO recommendations for other management modalities for PPH15 Minutes
  • Course assessment10 Minutes
  • Course feedback and review2 Minutes
  • Downloadable course materialsInstant
  • Course completition digital certificateInstant

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