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Clean Birth Kit Event Handbook
The Guide for Individuals Facilitating a Clean Birth Kit Event
Who We Are:
We are a Farmington-based non-profit whose focus is reducing maternal-infant mortality across the globe.
Why We Do It:
4 million infants die each year
Over 287,000 mothers die each year giving birth
9 out of 10 of these deaths are preventable
What We Do:
We provide training and supplies to childbirth staff in order to improve the safety of both mother and child during the birthing process.
CBK Station Set-Up
Arrive 30 minutes before scheduled start time
Place sign-in sheet
Hang GHC signs and informational material
Locate and set-up AV equipment (for the video)
Clear table space
Record start time
Set up plastic sheeting with scissors & measuring tape (about 2-5 people)
Each sheet must be 3 feet by 3 feet
Set up the "baby hat packing" station (minimum 3 people)
This station is comprised of placing the gloves, alcohol swabs, cord clamps, gauze, soap, and, most importantly, razor blade in each baby hat.
This can be several different stations depending on the size of the group
Assign 1-2 people to be the "razor blade" checkers.
EACH HAT MUST HAVE A RAZOR BLADE
Set-up blanket folding station (about 2-5 people)
The completed baby hats should be folded into the blankets, which will subsequently be folded into the plastic sheets.
Set-up the "hugging" station (minimum 2 people)
Once the full-hat, blanket, and sheets are folded together and placed in a Ziplock bag, "hug" the excess air out of the Ziplock bag and place it in a plastic tub.
Each tub can fit about 50 kits.