Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality in resource-poor settings. Diagnosing PPH requires the ability to measure blood loss of 500 mL or more. The problem is that it is often difficult to take accurate measurements, especially when this process is conducted visually.

Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]

The patient sits on this device, which will indicate if the patient is experiencing postpartum hemorrhage. The pad funnels the blood into a collection container which has a marked line at 500 mL of blood, indicating postpartum hemorrhage. This device is washable and can be sterilized, which reduces waste and the use of plastic drapes.

Designed by[edit | edit source]

  • Manufacturer: Kelly's Pad is available through (see link here) and a number of other sellers.
  • Manufacturing location: worldwide

When and where it was tested/implemented[edit | edit source]

According to Maternova, this device is predominantly used in India.

Funding Source[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Externally generated reports[edit | edit source]

"Technologies innovations maternal neonatal newborn." Maternova offers neonatal health devices, obstetric supplies at low cost. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Jan. 2013. Link available here.

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