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Table 1 Signal functions for safe menstrual regulation and abortion care (SMRAC)

From: Strengthening health systems capacity to monitor and evaluate programmes targeted at reducing abortion-related maternal mortality in Jessore district, Bangladesh

Signal functions for basic SMRAC services Signal functions for comprehensive SMRAC services
Administer essential antibiotics Perform all basic functions plus
Administer intravenous fluids
Administer oxytocics Perform safe, legal abortion for uterine size >12 weeks, for all legal indications
Perform removal of retained products for uterine size ≤12 weeks Perform removal of retained products for uterine size >12 weeks
Perform MR for uterine size ≤10 weeks and/or safe, legal abortion (≤12 weeks) Perform blood transfusion
Provide post-MR and post-abortion contraception Perform laparotomy
  1. Table adapted from Healy et al. [9], originally adapted from UN guidelines (Maine et al. [14])