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Table 3 Compliance with resuscitation score items (25 items)

From: A health systems strengthening intervention to improve quality of care for sick and small newborn infants: results from an evaluation in district hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

   All district hospitals
Data source Baseline
N = 39 (%)
Midpoint
N = 38 (%)
End point
N = 39 (%)
Neonatal nursery
 Neonatal ambubag & mask functioning Observation 32 (82.1%) 35 (92.1%) 37 (94.9%)
 Correct mask sizes for ambubag (0; 00; 000) Observation 4 (10.3%) 11 (28.9%) 2 (5.1%)
 Laryngoscope set out and working Observation 22 (56.4%) 30 (78.9%) 32 (82.1%)
 Spare batteries for laryngoscope/alternative laryngoscope Observation 17 (43.6%) 21 (55.3%) 33 (84.6%)
 Endotracheal tubes (Sizes 2.5; 3.0; 3.5) Observation 19 (48.7%) 23 (60.5%) 29 (74.4%)
 Adrenaline Observation 34 (87.2%) 34 (89.5%) 39 (100%)
Labour ward
 Neonatal ambubag & mask functioning Observation 32 (82.1%) 33 (86.8%) 38 (97.4%)
 Correct mask sizes for ambubag (0; 00; 000) Observation 4 (10.3%) 5 (13.2%) 39 (100%)
 Laryngoscope set out and working Observation 28 (71.8%) 24 (63.2%) 33 (84.6%)
 Spare batteries for Laryngoscope/alternative laryngoscope Observation 16 (41.0%) 22 (57.9%) 30 (76.9%)
 Endotracheal tubes (Sizes 2.5; 3.0; 3.5) Observation 12 (30.8%) 22 (57.9%) 29 (74.4%)
 Adrenaline Observation 33 (84.6%) 36 (94.7%) 36 (92.3%)
Operating theatre (caesarean sections)
 Resuscitaire with heat and light working Observation 21 (53.8%) 24 (63.2%) 26 (66.7%)
 Neonatal ambubag & mask functioning Observation 31 (79.5%) 36 (94.7%) 34 (87.2%)
 Correct mask sizes for ambubag (0; 00; 000) Observation 2 (5.1%) 4 (10.5%) 2 (5.1%)
 Laryngoscope set out and working Observation 27 (69.2%) 29 (76.3%) 34 (87.2%)
 Spare batteries for Laryngoscope/alternative laryngoscope Observation 16 (41.0%) 18 (47.4%) 31 (79.5%)
 Endotracheal tubes (Sizes 2.5; 3.0; 3.5) Observation 14 (35.9%) 22 (57.9%) 30 (76.9%)
 Adrenaline Observation 28 (71.8%) 35 (92.1%) 36 (92.3%)
Postnatal ward
 Neonatal ambubag & mask functioning Observation 4 (10.3%) 12 (31.6%) 14 (35.9%)
 Correct mask sizes for ambubag (0; 00; 000) Observation 1 (2.6%) 1 (2.6%) 2 (5.1%)
 Laryngoscope set out and working Observation 6 (15.4%) 10 (26.3%) 11 (28.2%)
 Spare batteries for Laryngoscope/alternative laryngoscope Observation 3 (7.7%) 4 (10.5%) 8 (20.5%)
 Endotracheal tubes (Sizes 2.5; 3.0; 3.5) Observation 3 (7.7%) 8 (21.1%) 13 (33.3%)
 Adrenaline Observation 5 (12.8%) 13 (34.2%) 14 (35.9%)
OVERALL RESUSCITATION SCORE/25
 Average score
(lowest – highest)
  10.8
(5.0–22.0)
14.4
(7.0–22.0)
16.1
(9–23.5)