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|Health Topic||Maternal mortality|
|Location||Africa, Asia, South America|
Problem being addressed
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
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.
- Manufacturer: Kelly's Pad is available through Maternova.net (see link here) and a number of other sellers.
- Manufacturing location: worldwide
When and where it was tested/implemented
According to Maternova, this device is predominantly used in India.
Externally generated reports
"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.