Evidence-based Clinical Care: Cesarean Section and Vaginal Delivery

This course will address the implementation of Baptist Health standardization efforts for vaginal delivery and Cesarean section. Obstetricians and gynecologists are essential partners in implementing these systemic changes. Processes addressed include the postpartum discharge process, primary elective Cesarean section, Bishop score screen, labor management protocols and new standardized macrosomia criteria. 

Evidence-based Clinical Care (EBCC) Note: Physicians should bookmark this course to access all protocols, pathways, policies and procedures at your convenience via your CME Portal account. All algorithms will be available on CERNER. 

Target Audience

Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Pediatricians, Neonatologists, Laborists and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement systemwide standardization efforts to improve the postpartum discharge process and reduce overall vaginal delivery length of stay while maintaining optimal patient outcomes. 
  • Educate patients on the risks and benefits of primary elective Cesarean section vs. vaginal delivery and consistently complete the necessary documentation in Baptist Health's electronic medical records. 
  • Adhere to the Bishop score screening tool for elective induction in order to schedule patients at Baptist Health facilities.
  • Implement consistent labor management protocols to reduce adverse events and the likelihood of Cesarean sections.  
Additional information
  • Safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery. Obstetric Care Consensus No. 1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:693–711.
  • Improving healthcare data quality to drive lower C-Section Rates. (2016) Retrieved from Heatlhcatalyst.com.
  • Second-stage labor: how long is too long? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2016; April. 484-488

How to save power plans (EBCC order sets) to your favorites on CERNER? Click here to access video tutorial.​

Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Jason S. James, M.D.
Chief, Department of Ob/Gyn, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Medical Director, FemCare Ob-Gyn, Miami

Jason S. James, M.D., conference director and speaker, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Design team members, content developers, content reviewers, non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.

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