Table 1

Signal functions of EmOC17

1. iv/im antibioticsAll included in BEmOC (1–7) plus
2. iv/im oxytocic drugs8. Blood transfusion
3. iv/im anticonvulsants9. Caesarean section
4. Manual removal of retained placenta
5. Removal of retained products of conception (by manual vacuum aspiration)
6. Assisted vaginal delivery (ventouse delivery)
7. Resuscitation of the newborn (using a bag and mask)
  • BEmOC, basic emergency obstetric care; CEmOC, comprehensive emergency obstetric care; EmOC, emergency obstetric care; im, intramuscular; iv, intravenous.