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Table 4 Maternity unit workers' exposure to skills/training toward ensuring "safe motherhood"

From: New paradigm old thinking: the case for emergency obstetric care in the prevention of maternal mortality in Nigeria

Safe Motherhood skills/training that maternity staff are exposed to Doctors (n = 21)
Freq (%)
Nurses (n = 57)
Freq (%)
*CHEWs (n = 74)
Freq (%)
Total (n = 152)
Freq (%)
Awareness of *LSS training 18 (85.7) 22 (38.6) 4 (5.4) 44 (28.9)
Knowledge of competencies that the LSS training confers on trainees     
   - Good knowledge 6 (28.6) 1 (1.7) 0 (0) 7 (4.6)
   -Poor knowledge 14 (66.7) 54 (94.7) 74 (100) 142 (93.4)
Number of staff trained in LSS 7 (33.3) 6 (10.5) 1 (1.3) 14 (9.2)
Attendance of staff at other trainings for upgrading of skills in safe motherhood     
   -Never 16 (76.2) 51 (89.5) 65 (87.8) 132 (86.8)
   - In the last 1 year 1 (4.8) 2 (3.5) 3 (4.05) 6 (3.9)
   - In the last 2-5 years 4 (19.0) 4 (7.0) 6 (8.11) 14 (9.2)
  1. *CHEWs = Community Health Extension Workers
  2. **LSS = Lifesaving skills