Episiotomy preventing approaches among midwives in Kurdistan Region
أساليب منع بضع العجان القابلات في إقليم كردستان
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Objectives: This study aimed to findout approaches which used by midwives for avoiding episiotomy and assess their knowledge regarding complications of episiotomy in three main cities of Kurdistan region.
Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted between 1st January and 15th April 2014 in the three biggest maternity teaching hospitals.
The study population included all the midwives (n=53) working in delivery rooms.
Data were collected through interview with midwives.
Results: The Midwives stated the followings as complications of episiotomy: tear into the rectum muscle or rectum itself (52.8%), bleeding (60.3%), infection and/or swelling of episiotomy area (62.2%), defect in wound closer (35.8%), local pain (32%).
There was significant difference between knowledge of midwives in three cities regarding complications of episiotomy.
Midwives used Good position, good vaginal support (35.8%), using Castor oil (32%), performing episiotomy only in indicated case (13.2%), no pushing without contraction (18.8%), giving enough time to mother (26.4%), using gel (15%), as episiotomy avoiding approaches.
There was highly significant difference between three cities regarding episiotomy preventing approaches.
Recommendations: training courses, developing guideline and establish clear and unified policy regarding episiotomy preventing approaches are necessary to decrease rate of episiotomy.
American Psychological Association (APA)
Ahmad, Hamdiyah Mirkhan. 2015. Episiotomy preventing approaches among midwives in Kurdistan Region. Iraqi National Journal of Nursing Specialties،Vol. 28, no. 2, pp.93-99.
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Ahmad, Hamdiyah Mirkhan. Episiotomy preventing approaches among midwives in Kurdistan Region. Iraqi National Journal of Nursing Specialties Vol. 28, no. 2 (2015), pp.93-99.
American Medical Association (AMA)
Ahmad, Hamdiyah Mirkhan. Episiotomy preventing approaches among midwives in Kurdistan Region. Iraqi National Journal of Nursing Specialties. 2015. Vol. 28, no. 2, pp.93-99.
Includes bibliographical references : p. 98-99
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