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. 

NOTE: Physicians should bookmark this course to access all protocols, 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

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Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Speaker Credit™
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., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

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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

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Speaker Credit™
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