Focused maternal ultrasound by midwives in rural Zambia.

  title={Focused maternal ultrasound by midwives in rural Zambia.},
  author={Heidi Harbison Kimberly and Alice Yang Murray and Maria Mennicke and Andrew S Liteplo and Jason Kar Sheng Lew and J. Stephen Bohan and Lynda A Tyer-Viola and Roy Ahn and Thomas V Burke and Vicki Elizabeth Noble},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  volume={36 8},
Point-of-care ultrasound is being increasingly implemented in resource-poor settings in an ad hoc fashion. We developed a focused maternal ultrasound-training program for midwives in a rural health district in Zambia. Four hundred forty-one scans were recorded by 21 midwives during the 6-month study period. In 74 scans (17%), the ultrasound findings prompted a change in clinical decision-making. Eight of the midwives were evaluated with a 14-question observed structured clinical examination… CONTINUE READING

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