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Use of Innovative Low Cost Drape for Assessment of Blood Loss during Delivery: A Case Report

Nalini Mishra, Meera Baghel, Alka Gupta, Shipra Shrivastava, Hemant Chandrawanshi

Keywords : Blood collection drape, Low resource settings, Post partum hemorrhage

Citation Information : Mishra N, Baghel M, Gupta A, Shrivastava S, Chandrawanshi H. Use of Innovative Low Cost Drape for Assessment of Blood Loss during Delivery: A Case Report. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2019; 11 (1):30-34.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1646

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim: Routine quantification of blood loss (QBL) during childbirth by CG drape. Background: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) remains the leading cause of maternal mortality in South East Asia and needs early diagnosis and prompt intervention. A calibrated drape is the fundamental requirement for routine QBL. The commercially available drape is not cost-effective, and therefore authors have prepared an innovative low cost calibrated drape named CG drape. Conclusion: CG drape is an ideal device for the direct measurement of blood loss during delivery. It does not require manufacturing and distribution. It is practical and easy to use. Clinical significance: CG drape by virtue of its very low cost (approximately ₹ 20 each) allows routine QBL during childbirth and results into increased vigilance, early diagnosis and prompt intervention of PPH and may be lifesaving for the already anemic women of South East Asia.

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