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Table 4 Practice of health care providers on immediate newborn care at different health facilities in Northeast Ethiopia, 2019 (N = 256)

From: Essential newborn care practice and associated factors among health care providers in Northeast Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Tasks performed (%) Tasks not performed (%)
Placed on the mother’s abdomen, dry and stimulate neonate within 30 s after a vaginal delivery. 254 (99.2) 2 (0.8)
Assess breathing and color after 30 s up to 1 min 236 (92.2) 20 (7.8)
The cord was clamped within 1–3 min when the baby does cry or breaths well. When the breaths was < 30 per minute, blue tongue, lips or trunk or gasping then resuscitating was immediately started. 256 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
Chlorhexidine gel (4%) was applied on the cord within 30 min of delivery 46 (18.0) 210 (82.0)
Place the infant in skin-to-skin contact on the mother’s chest and cover both with clean linen and blanket as required. 256 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
Initiate breastfeeding immediately within 1 h 256 (100.0) 0.0%
Eye care-Apply tetracycline eye ointment within 90 min of delivery 254 (99.2) 2 (0.8)
Give vitamin K, 1 mg IM on anterior mid-lateral thigh (within 90 min) 251 (98.0) 5 (2.0)
Place the baby identification bands on the wrist and ankle (within 90 min) 188 (73.4) 68 (26.6)
Weigh the newborn within 90 min & when babies is stable and record all care given 254 (99.2) 2 (0.8)
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