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close this bookPreventing Prolonged Labour II (WHO - OMS, 1994, 42 p.)
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View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentGLOSSARY
View the document1. GENERAL REMARKS
View the document2. INTRODUCTION FOR USERS
View the document3. WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE A PARTOGRAPH IN LABOUR
View the document4. OBJECTIVES OF THIS MANUAL
Open this folder and view contents5. OBSERVATIONS CHARTED ON THE PARTOGRAPH (Figure II.1)
Open this folder and view contents6. ABNORMAL PROGRESS OF LABOUR
Open this folder and view contents7. MANAGEMENT OF LABOUR
View the document8. EXERCISES
View the document9. REFERENCES
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1. GENERAL REMARKS

This manual is designed to teach the use of the partograph in the management of labour. It does not set out to teach the principles and physiology of labour.

The principles behind the partograph, particularly the partograph described in this series with its pre-drawn alert and action lines, are described in Principles and Strategy (WHO document WHO/FHE/MSM/93.8). It is assumed that a tutor working with this User's Manual for teaching purposes will have acquired a working knowledge of these principles and can pass this information on to the trainees as appropriate. Consequently this manual concentrates on the practical aspects of using the partograph as a managerial tool in labour and not on theoretical aspects.