Obtaining Shorter, Easier, Safer and Successful Labors

This course provides learners with tools and strategies to avoid the need for Cesarean section. Techniques discussed include changes to admission criteria, structured protocols for labor evaluations, algorithms for management of fetal heart rate tracings and induction protocols. 

Target Audience

Obstetricians, Gynecologists, General Surgeons, General Practitioners, Family Physicians, Oncologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.

Learning Objectives

  •  Identify and weigh the risks and benefits of vaginal delivery versus Cesarean section.
  •  Describe and implement key strategies to avoid the need for a Cesarean section.
  •  Explain the role of accurate delivery data analysis in preventing Cesarean sections. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Smith, H., Peterson, N., Lagrew, D., & Main, E. (2016). Toolkit to support vaginal birth and reduce primary cesareans: A quality improvement toolkit. California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative.
  • Spong, C. Y., Berghella, V., Wenstrom, K. D., Mercer, B. M., & Saade, G. R. (2012). Preventing the first cesarean delivery: summary of a joint Eunice Kennedy Shriver national institute of child health and human development, society for maternal-fetal medicine, and American college of obstetricians and gynecologists workshop. Obstetrics and gynecology, 120(5), 1181.
  • Caughey, A. B., Cahill, A. G., Guise, J. M., & Rouse, D. J. (2014). Safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 210(3), 179-193.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
03/01/2018
Course expires: 
03/01/2020

David C. Lagrew Jr., M.D.
Executive Medical Director, Women’s Services
Providence St. Joseph Health-Southern California Region
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of OB/GYN, University of California Irvine 
Irvine, California

David C. Lagrew Jr., 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. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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 1 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 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/01/2018
Course expires: 
03/01/2020
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