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Table 3 Delivery service process quality not fulfilled by at least 50% of the health facilities, Northern Ethiopia

From: Quality of the delivery services in health facilities in Northern Ethiopia

Process quality items Number of facilities Percent of facilities
Greeted the woman and her companion (if present) in a cordial manner 15 46.9
Provided tetracycline eye ointment 1% prophylaxis to newborn 15 46.9
Administered vitamin k to newborn 15 46.9
Uterine contractions assessed how frequently is occurring first stage of labour 14 43.8
Identified degree of decent by abdominal palpation 13 40.6
Assessed molding 13 40.6
Did not rupture of membranes routinely during second stage of labour 13 40.6
Encourage women to walk around during the first stage of labour 13 40.6
Recorded the time of birth on partograph 13 40.6
Checked uterine contraction after birth 13 40.6
Service provider asks mother when the painful regular uterine contractions began 12 37.5
If membranes ruptured: asked when, what color and smell what it had 11 34.4
Encouraged the woman to ask questions 11 34.4
Asked if the women experienced vaginal bleeding, fever, severe headaches, blurred vision 10 31.3
Providers washed hands with running water and soap after conducting delivery 10 31.3
Asked the woman if she has urinated & encouraged her to do so during the admission/first stage of labour 10 31.3
Measured fundal height 8 25.0
Used partograph to follow the progress of labour 8 25.0
Cleansed the vulva with antiseptic solution before performing vaginal examination 8 25.0
Removed gloves after being immersed in 0.5% chlorine solution after conducting delivery 8 25.0
Providers washed hands with running water & soap after examining mothers during admission 7 21.9
Checked temperature during the admission/first stage of labour 7 21.9
Prior to conducting delivery, providers washes hands with running water and soap 7 21.9
Explain each procedure to the mother 6 18.8
Determine pulse rate during admission/first stage of labour 6 18.8
Gloves are removed after being immersed in 0.5% chlorine solution after performing each vaginal examination 6 18.8
Checked bladder distension 6 18.8
Mother health condition checked during immediate postpartum periods before discharge 6 18.8
Determined respiratory rate during the admission/first stage of labour 4 12.5
Determine pulse rate during immediate postpartum period before discharge 3 9.4