Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
    1. About the Bettercare series
    2. Why decentralised learning?
    3. Bettercare Online Learning Station
    4. Books in the Bettercare series
    5. Format of the courses
    6. Contributors
    7. Updating the course material
    8. Contact information
    9. Registration
  3. 1. Introduction to maternal and perinatal mortality
    1. Objectives
    2. Mortality
    3. Audit
    4. Birth register
    5. Low birth weight
    6. Case studies
  4. 2. Maternal mortality
    1. Objectives
    2. Mortality ratio
    3. Causes of maternal death
    4. Confidential enquiry
    5. Avoidable factors
    6. Case studies
    7. PPIP classification of maternal deaths
  5. 3. Perinatal mortality
    1. Objectives
    2. Perinatal mortality
    3. Stillbirths
    4. Neonatal mortality
    5. The ratio of stillbirths to early neonatal deaths
    6. Perinatal care index
    7. Case studies
  6. 4. Maternal and perinatal mortality audits
    1. Objectives
    2. Audit
    3. Perinatal mortality meetings
    4. Perinatal mortality reports
    5. Perinatal problem identification programme (PPIP)
    6. Case studies
    7. PPIP classifications of perinatal deaths
  7. 5. Finding solutions to maternal and perinatal mortality
    1. Objectives
    2. Finding solutions
    3. Avoidable factors associated with maternal deaths
    4. Preventing maternal deaths
    5. Avoidable factors associated with perinatal deaths
    6. Preventing perinatal mortality
    7. Case studies