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Table 5 Actions taken by the health workers to help women with postpartum bleeding

From: Manpower capacity and reasons for staff shortage in primary health care maternity centres in Nigeria: a mixed-methods study

Health workers’ actions to mitigate postpartum bleeding N %
Packing of vagina with sanitary pad 47 37.0
Send and wait for the doctor 2 1.6
Referral to a higher level of care 36 28.3
Setting of IV infusion followed by referral 18 14.2
Don’t know what to do 24 18.9
Total 127 100.0