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Table 2 Proportion of correct answers given by skilled birth attendants according to current position at SMRU

From: Clinical audit to enhance safe practice of skilled birth attendants for the fetus with nuchal cord: evidence from a refugee and migrant cohort

Question Senior Junior Assistant Total
Proportion of infants born with nuchal cord 66.7 (4/6) 75.0 (6/8) 50.0 (6/6) 61.5(16/26)
Presence of fetal nuchal cord is harmful to the infant 16.7(1/6) 0 (0 of 8) 8.3 (1/11) 16.7 (2/26)
Can cause fetal distress in 2nd labour 100.0 (6/6) 87.5 (6/6) 91.7 (11/12) 92.3 (24/26)
Clamping and cutting of the fetal nuchal cord before birth:     
…is a dangerous practice 83.3 (5/6) 100.0 (8/8) 75.0 (9/12) 84.6 (22/26)
…associated with fetal anaemia 83.3 (5/6) 87.5 (7/8) 75.0 (9/12) 83.3 (21/26)
…associated with fetal shock and hypovolaemia 50.0 (3/6) 25.0 (2/8) 41.7 (5/12) 38.5 (10/26)
…associated with HIE especially with shoulder dystocia 100.0 (6/6) 100.0 (8/8) 75.0 (9/12) 88.5 (23/26)
Overall score, % 71.4 62.5 57.1 62.1
  1. HIE-hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy.