Learning Outcomes for Study Session 6

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

6.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQ 6.1)

6.2  Explain the natural physiological process of placental delivery. (SAQ 6.1)

6.3  Describe the six steps of active management of third stage of labour (AMTSL). (SAQ 6.2)

6.4  Summarise the regimens for each of the uterotonic drugs used in AMTSL. (SAQs 6.2 and 6.3)

6.5  Explain how you would examine the placenta and membranes for completeness. (SAQ 6.3)

6.6  Describe the warning signs for complications that may arise during the third stage of labour. (SAQ 6.4)

Study Session 6  Active Management of the Third Stage of Labour

6.1  The third stage of labour