|Preventing Prolonged Labour II (WHO - OMS, 1994, 42 p.)|
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.