The Kelly's Pad is a simple medical device to funnel blood to a collection device in order to help detect postpartum hemorrhage. The device is widely used in India, though not elsewhere. In the video one sees the Kelly pad funnel blood into a calibrated collection bowl which has a hemorrhage alert line at 500 mL. The pad is washable and sterilizable, making it far more cost-effective than a plastic collection drape.
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