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Caesarean Section: Cleansing and draping the patient

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This video "Cleansing and draping the patient" by Prof. Richard Adanu (University of Ghana) and Prof. Cary Engleberg (University of Michigan) is part of a series of videos from University of Ghana College of Health Sciences about Caesarean Section. The complete learning module is available through the African Health OER Network at: http://www.oerafrica.org/healthoer/Home/FindOER/ResourceResults/tabid/1864/mctl/Details/id/37484/Default.aspx

A Caesarean section, also known as C-section, is a surgical procedure in which incisions are made through a motherapos;s abdomen (laparotomy) and uterus (hysterotomy) to deliver one or more babies. It is usually performed when a vaginal delivery would put the babyapos;s or motherapos;s life or health at risk, although in recent times it has been also performed upon request for childbirths that could otherwise have been natural. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the rate of Caesarean sections should not exceed 15% in any country. This programme includes narrated surgical video of the procedure as well as interactive case exercises and a brief self-assessment.

Any medical information in this material is intended to inform and educate and is not a tool for self-diagnosis or a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional. Please speak to your physician if you have questions about your medical condition.

Viewer discretion is advised: Some medical content is graphic and may not be suitable for all viewers.

This is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/. (C) 2009 University of Ghana Medical School.