Postnatal Care Pre-Discharge Poster and Checklist

Publish Date: December 2018
Author: MCSP

This point-of-care postnatal care (PNC) pre-discharge checklist and wall poster is intended for use by healthcare providers, educators, and other PNC stakeholders. Originally published in 2016, the PNC checklist and poster have been updated to include recent clinical recommendations. Additionally, MCSP has developed versions of these tools for use in areas with Zika Virus Infection.

These job aids are intended to support high-quality, evidence-based pre-discharge postnatal care, to help providers recognize danger signs in mothers and newborns, and to remind providers of key health interventions to promote best practices for mothers and families.

The checklist is designed to be a simple, user-friendly “bedside” tool to help health care workers provide efficient, integrated, high-impact care for the mother-baby dyad. The poster serves as a prompt for essential PNC interventions for providers as well as for women and their families, and is intended for display in facility postnatal care units.

PNC materials:

PNC materials with additional Zika content: