72 страниц. 2014 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Partogram as a single inexpensive tool to provide a continuous pictorial overview of labour. Most partograms have three distinct sections where observations are entered on maternal condition, foetal condition and labour progress. The last section is the central feature of partogram which is a graphical representation of cervical dilatation against time and assists in the detection of prolonged labour. Detection of prolonged labour is important as both postpartum haemorrhage and infection are more common in women with prolonged labour. These risks are greater in the developing countries with poorly resourced health services.Hence the present study is timely and important to develop adequate knowledge and practice in maintaining partogram by Nurses and Midwives for conducting a safe delivery and thereby improving maternal and fetal outcomes.