Blanc, R.; Kulkarni, Santosh K.; Mullings, Anthony M.; Matadial, Lennox
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Evaluation of Clinical Practices Associated with Caesarean sections at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 5
Objective: To assess the quality of clinical care associated with caesarean sections, anaesthesia use, prophylactic antibiotic use, acid prophylaxis and thromboprophylaxis. Methods: Study period was from September 1, 2002 - November 30, 2002. Study population included all patients who had Caesarean sections performed in the study period (187). Data were collected using a close-ended questionnaire. The qestionnaires were completed within 48 hours of the completion of the procedure. Conclusions: High level of use of regional anaesthesia, acid prophylaxis and prophylactic antibiotics should be continued. There is a need to evaluate the requirement of a thromboprophylaxis protocol.....