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Table 1 Components of basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care

From: Maternal, fetal and neonatal mortality: lessons learned from historical changes in high income countries and their potential application to low-income countries

Basic* Comprehensive
Parenteral antibiotics All components of Basic
Parenteral oxytocic drugs Blood transfusion
Parenteral anticonvulsants Cesarean Section
Manual removal of the placenta  
Removal of retained products of conception  
Assisted vaginal delivery by forceps or vacuum  
  1. *Neonatal resuscitation is often included in this proposed package.