Prolonged & Obstructed Labor

Prolonged & Obstructed Labor

By Jhpiego

This course is designed to reduce maternal and newborn deaths related to prolonged or obstructed labor. Healthcare workers learn to assess, monitor, and support women whose labor is not progressing normally or who experience difficulties such as, abnormal presentation or position of the baby, ineffective contractions, and shoulder dystocia.

P&OL learning materials are currently available in pilot version for testing.

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Who is this course for

P&OL is designed for all healthcare providers who have the responsibility of assessing and caring for women whose labor is not progressing normally, including providing pre-referral or pre-operative care for women who require advanced care.

What they will learn

The P&OL module builds the capacity of the entire team of healthcare providers who care for women at birth. Skills are built around teamwork and communication, and reinforce respectful, high-quality care to save lives at birth. The course is delivered in two parts.

Part 1: Assessment

Part 2: Management

Course components

Our approach to learning

The Helping Mothers and Babies Survive courses have a common methodology, based on the evidence that better learning outcomes result from:

  • Targeted, repetitive interventions
  • Case-based simulation practice
  • On-site training in teams
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About Jhpiego

This course was developed by Jhpiego, an organization that creates and delivers transformative health care solutions that save lives. They believe that where people live should not determine if they live. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, Jhpiego builds health providers’ skills and develops systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families.  Jhpiego’s dedicated team of technical experts in human resource development; maternal and newborn health; monitoring, evaluation and research; in concert with global partners has brought the HMS suite of training materials forth to improve quality of care at birth.


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