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Table 1 Items included in the mean percentage score calculation for the seven BEmONC signal functions

From: Assessment of facility and health worker readiness to provide quality antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care in rural Southern Nepal

 Signal FunctionItems included
1.Removal of retained products of conceptionManual vacuum aspiration (MVA) or dilation and curettage kit; injectable oxytocin; syringes and needles; and IV solution (ringer’s lactate, dextrose 5% in normal saline (D5NS) or normal saline (NS) infusion)
2.Parenteral antibiotics for infectionInjectable ampicillin or gentamycin; syringes and needles; and IV solution (ringer’s lactate, D5NS or NS infusion)
3.Parenteral oxytocinInjectable oxytocin; syringes and needles; and IV solution (ringer’s lactate, D5NS or NS infusion)
4.Parenteral magnesium sulphateInjectable magnesium sulfate; syringes and needles; and IV solution (ringer’s lactate, D5NS or NS infusion)
5.Manual removal of placentaInjectable ampicillin; injectable oxytocin; syringes and needles; and IV solution (ringer’s lactate, D5NS or NS infusion)
6.Assisted vaginal deliveryventouse (vacuum extractor manual or electrical)a
7.Newborn resuscitationBag and mask (infant size), and resuscitation table for newborn
  1. a not assessed in terms of “ever and recent performance”