INTRODUCTION Active management of third stage of labour AMTSL as a prophylactic intervention is composed of a package of three components 1 administration of uterotonic, preferably oxytocin, immediately after birth of the baby 2 controlled cord traction CCT to deliver the placenta and 3 massage of the uterine fundus after the placenta is delivered. WHO recommendations have supported active management of the third stage of labour as a critical intervention for PPH prevention. AMTSL has become a central component of the PPH reduction strategies of governments around the world.AIM The aim of the study was to detect the knowledge and practice of nurses regarding active management of third stage of labour.MATERIALS AND METHODS A descriptive study was used to conduct study on 80 nurses fulfilling the inclusion criteria by using convenient sampling technique. The data was collected by using Sociodemographic profile, Knowledge Questionnaire and self report checklist.RESULT The result showed that the majority of the subject had an average knowledge 57.5 whereas 35 had good knowledge and 7.5 had poor knowledge on other hand the majority of nurses had satisfactory practice i.e. 73.75 and 26.25 had unsatisfactory practice regarding active management of third stage of labour.CONCLUSION The study revealed that the majority of the subjects had an average knowledge regarding active management of third stage of labour and a satisfactory practice regarding active management of third stage of labour. Zahra Batool | Daljit Kaur | Nitika Sharma "A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practice of Nurses Regarding Active Management of Third Stage of Labour at the Selected Hospitals of Punjab" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-5 | Issue-6 , October 2021, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd47514.pdf Paper URL : https://www.ijtsrd.com/medicine/nursing/47514/a-descriptive-study-to-assess-the-knowledge-and-practice-of-nurses-regarding-active-management-of-third-stage-of-labour-at-the-selected-hospitals-of-punjab/zahra-batool
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