Helping Mothers Survive: Threatened Preterm Birth Care (HMS TPTBC)

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Helping Mothers Survive: Threatened Preterm Birth Care (HMS TPTBC)

Helping Mothers Survive Threated Preterm Birth Care (HMS TPTBC) is a learning module focused on improving outcomes for newborns at risk of premature birth.  This two-day course is designed for teams of health workers who provide care for women and newborns.  Based on the 2015 WHO recommendations to improve preterm birth outcomes the module focuses on identifying women likely to deliver a preterm baby within 7 days and the interventions that can be done prior to birth to improve survival. It is designed to be used at higher level facilities where trained staff and supplies are available to:

  • Accurately estimate gestational age
  • Accurately diagnose conditions leading to preterm birth
  • Provide advanced care for preterm newborns, including resuscitation, thermal care, feeding support, infection treatment, and safe oxygen use
  • Reliably identify and treat maternal infections

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Attribution: The Helping Mothers Survive Threatened Preterm Birth Care module was conceived and developed by a team in Maternal and Child Survival Program office of Jhpiego. We would like to give special thanks to those who provided guidance in the development of these materials: ACOG, ICM, FIGO, SCALE, and AAP.

Resource uploaded by Alison Trump (Jan. 29, 2019, 8:07 p.m.) and last updated by Alice Liu (Feb. 11, 2019, 10:27 p.m.)

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