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Factors influencing the use of magnesium sulphate in pre-eclampsia/eclampsia management in health facilities in Northern Nigeria

Journal Article
(Published June, 2015)
Oguntunde, O. (Author),
Charyeva, Z. (Author),
Cannon, M. (Author),
Sambisa, W. (Author),
Orobaton, N. (Author),
Kabo, I. (Author),
Shoretire, K. (Author),
Danladi, S. (Author),
Lawal, N. (Author),
Sadauki, H. (Author)
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Data for the evaluation was collected from 80 health facilities to assess readiness to manage PE/E and to use MgSO4 as the drug of choice. Provider interviews, indepth interviews with facility managers, and an inventory of equipment and supplies in the facilities served as criteria.  A majority of providers correctly mentioned MgSO4 for prevention and termnation of convulsions in severe PE/E *65%) and 64% of the heath facilities did have service registers available.  Only 45% of providers had been trained on the proper use of MgSO4.  Barriers included inadequate numbers of skilled providers, frequent shortages of MgSO4, lack of essential equipment and supplies, irregular electricity and water, and non-availability of guidelines and clinical protocols at the health facilities.  Technical support was inadequate.

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Oguntunde OCC, Molly;Sambisa, William; Orobaton, Nosakhare; Kabo, Ibrahim A.; Shoretire, Kamil; Danladi, Saba’atu E ; Lawal, Nurudeen; Sadauki; Habib. Factors influencing the use of magnesium sulphate in pre-eclampsia/eclampsia management in health facilities in Northern Nigeria. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2015;15:8