Publish Date: June 2013
Giving women Antenatal Corticosteroids (ACS) has been identified as a highly effective intervention to improve newborn outcomes. The attached technical briefer describes the proper clinical use of Antenatal Corticosteroids (ACS) to improve outcomes for preterm newborns.
Also available is a complementary advocacy briefer—available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese—addresses how and why ACS administration should be scaled up in developing countries, and highlights its value as an effective intervention to save newborn lives.
A related job aid—aimed a clinicians, implementers and trainers—also gives explicit guidance about when to give ACS, and clearly states the correct drugs, dosage, and timing to administer.
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