About 20% of the five million neonatal deaths that occur each year are related to birth asphyxia and these deaths are reported to be higher in developing countries.
Competence of birth attendants on neonatal resuscitation techniques can significantly reduce neonatal deaths attributed to birth asphyxia. This study examined the knowledge, practice and skills used by Chews and Agbebis in resuscitating babies born with asphyxia. The study employed a qualitative approach. Participants were recruited using purposive sampling technique. Data was collected with audio recorded semi structured interview. Interview transcripts analysis was inductive. Findings showed that both the Chews and Agbebis have basic understanding of recent practices on neonatal resuscitation and also participants immediate care of the newborn includes cutting of umbilical cord although most of them do not practice delayed cord clamping. The result of this study further noted that although most participants have a basic understanding of neonatal resuscitation, their ability to carry out this procedure using the right techniques is poor as most of the participants still use obsolete practices. It is therefore recommended that there should be a provision of continuous training programs on neonatal resuscitation techniques, to promote safe and effective practice among birth attendants at the grass root level.
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- Neonatal Resuscitation; Traditional Birth Attendants; Community Health Extension Workers
- Lautech Paper 12-c2e2e0dd