The impact of an intervention package promoting effective neonatal resuscitation training in rural China

Tao Xu, Huishan Wang, Limin Gong, Hongmao Ye, Renjie Yu, Danhua Wang, Lixin Wang, Qi Feng, Henry Chong Lee, Jane Ellen McGowan, Tong Zhang

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate an intervention package promoting effective neonatal resuscitation training at county level hospitals across China. Methods: The intervention package was implemented across 4 counties and included expert seminars, training workshops, establishment of hospital-based resuscitation teams, and supervision of training by national and provincial instructors. Upon completing the activities, a survey was conducted in all county hospitals in the 4 intervention counties and 4 randomly selected control counties. Data on healthcare providers' knowledge and self-confidence, and incidence of deaths from birth asphyxia from 2009 to 2011 in all hospitals were collected and compared between the two groups. Results: Eleven intervention and eleven control hospitals participated in the evaluation, with 97 and 87 health providers, respectively, completing the questionnaire survey. Over 90% of intervention hospitals had implemented neonatal resuscitation related practice protocols, while in control hospitals the proportion was less than 55%. The average knowledge scores of health providers in the intervention and control counties taking a written exam were 9.2. ±. 1.2 and 8.4. ±. 1.5, respectively (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-259
Number of pages7
JournalResuscitation
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Asphyxia neonatorum
  • China
  • In-service training
  • Intervention
  • Neonatal mortality
  • Resuscitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Emergency
  • Emergency Medicine

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