Learning Outcomes for Study Session 4

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

4.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQ 4.1)

4.2  Explain why the home visit is a critical opportunity to provide postnatal care and describe the current barriers to universal facility-based postnatal care in Ethiopia. (SAQ 4.2)

4.3  Describe the recommended schedule for postnatal home visits in uncomplicated cases and in cases that need specialised care. (SAQ 4.1)

4.4  Describe the preparations, equipment and drugs you should take before you leave for a postnatal home visit. (SAQ 4.3)

4.5  Describe the key steps to follow while conducting a postnatal home visit, including ways to increase confidence among family members in your professionalism and ability. (SAQ 4.3)

4.6  Explain the importance of using effective counselling skills to deliver health messages on postnatal care and know how to check that mothers have understood. (SAQ 4.3)

Study Session 4  Preparation for Postnatal Care

4.1  Home visits: the best opportunity to provide postnatal care