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Table 2 Components of low-dose, high-frequency mentorship approach

From: Reducing intrapartum fetal deaths through low-dose high frequency clinical mentorship in a rural hospital in Western Kenya: a quasi-experimental study

 Components
1Supply of newborn resuscitation equipment, fetal doppler ultrasound scans, vacuum extractors, delivery sets and obstetric and perinatal care national guidelines at first low-dose training session
2Identification of individual skilled birth attendant skills gap in antepartum, intrapartum & postpartum care
3Two 2-day low-dose simulation sessions (for facility skilled birth attendants) in the 1st and part of 2nd week as applicable
4High-frequency practice sessions using partographs, MamaNatalie® and NeoNatalie® anatomic models, bag and mask for resuscitation, vacuum extractors etc. from the 2nd week
5Mentoring calls/conversations between mentors and mentee including reminder messages
6Systematic and structured supportive supervision for mentees by the mentorship team
7Competence evaluation applying Benner’s stages of clinical competence