USE OF THE LABOR GRAPH IN MALAWI

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  • Helen A. Burgess CNM, MS

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    1. Helen A. Burgess, MS, CNM, is an instructor at Boston University School of Nursing. She is a graduate of the midwifery program of New York Medical School. She spent the spring of 1983 teaching midwifery at the University of Malawi.
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ABSTRACT

This article describes in detail the use of a one-sheet labor record available in every maternity unit in Malawi, Africa. These graphs are provided by the government and are a good method of ensuring that patients make appropriate progress in labor and are referred to medical staff as necessary.

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