Learning Outcomes for Study Session 1

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

1.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQ 1.1)

1.2  Explain the importance of postnatal care in terms of when most mothers and newborns die, and the main causes of these deaths. (SAQ 1.2)

1.3  Briefly describe the main physiological changes in the mother and newborn in the postnatal period. (SAQ 1.3)

1.4  Describe the main danger signs in the postnatal mother and newborn. (SAQ 1.3)

1.5  Explain the importance of community involvement in postnatal care and describe how you would establish partnerships with gatekeepers in the community. (SAQ 1.2)

Study Session 1  Postnatal Care at the Health Post and in the Community

1.1  Why is effective postnatal care so important?