Naila Khalid, Shifa Saleem, Masroor Ahmad, Adeel Tahir, Hassan Mahmood, Sarah Saleem.
Basic neonatal resuscitation, knowledge assessment at primary health care centers of district Sheikhupura in Pakistan - a cross-sectional study.
J Pak Med Assoc Jan ;65(9):990-4.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge of lady health visitors and midwives working at primary healthcare facilities about neonatal resuscitation. Methods: The cross-sectional survey was conducted in District Sheikhupura of Pakistan's Punjab province from September to November 2013, and comprised lady health visitors and midwives at primary level healthcare facilities. Datas was gathered using a close-ended questionnaire. SPSS 16 was used for statistical analysis. Results: Of the 103 health workers interviewed, 54(52.4%) were lady health visitors and 49(47.5%) were midwives. Overall, 71(69.90%) health workers had received training on neonatal resuscitation, while 32(30.10%) had no formal training. Basic neonatal resuscitative arrangements were available at all the 54(100%) basic health units and 7(100%) rural health centres. Basic neonatal care knowledge was found adequate but the knowledge of midwives on the subject was poor as only 24(49%) answered correctly. Conclusion: There is a need for regular in-service trainings of lady health visitors and midwives regarding Basic Neonatal Resuscitation.
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