Audit of Management of Immediate Postpartum Hemorrhages in Parakou (Benin)
- *Corresponding Author:
- Awadé Afoukou Achille Obossou
Assistant Officer of Gynecology
Obstetrics Clinic ,University of Parakou
Republic of Benin
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 09, 2015; Accepted date: March 24, 2015; Published date: March 27, 2015
Citation: Salifou K, Obossou AAA, Sidi RI, Hounkpatin B, Komogui D, et al. (2015) Audit of Management of Immediate Postpartum Hemorrhages in Parakou (Benin). Clinics Mother Child Health 12:173. doi:10.4172/2090-7214.1000173
Copyright: © 2015 Salifou K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: Identify dysfunctions in the management of IPPHs.
Methods: It was an operational research of clinical audit type based on criteria. For each IPPH case, criteria had been broken down into 41 key actions necessary for its management. We considered as dysfunction, any action identified as not meeting 85% of the criteria.
Results: The frequency of IPPHs in the unit was 8.07%. The average score of dysfunction was 9 for the management of an IPPH. Dysfunctions were registered at all stages of care. Referrals, emergency and hospitalization were the most affected by dysfunctions. Lack of material resources, drugs and blood contributed to extend the time of initiation of etiological treatment.
Conclusion: The analysis of the actions implemented during the process of management of immediate postpartum haemorrhages (IPPHs) helps identify the levers that should be operated to improve the quality of services. The correction of those dysfunctions could help reduce maternal mortality in the medical unit.