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Labor Induction: New Guidelines (1 credit Video)

Hours: 1.00

Best suited for:  Obstetricians and family practice physicians. Midwives, obstetric nurse practitioners, residents and other interested healthcare practitioners are also welcome to participate.

Original Release Date: October 23, 2014
Review Date: July 31, 2017
Expiration Date: July 31, 2020

Description: One third of deliveries in the US are by cesarean section; half to two thirds of labor inductions are not medically indicated. In response, ACOG and the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) released new guidelines (2014) in the document: ''Safe prevention of the primary cesarean section''. This CME activity will provide obstetric providers a review of the Consensus document to include: new definitions, new labor parameters, and benchmarks for managing spontaneous, induced, or augmented labor. This activity will illustrate how physicians may incorporate these new guidelines into clinical decision making while promoting labor induction in clinically relevant populations.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1)    Explain the impact of labor induction on perinatal outcomes
2)    Describe clinical interventions appropriate for successful elective and medically indicated
       labor inductions
3)    Revise clinical practice habits to include the new ACOG & SMFM labor definitions,
       parameters, & guidelines to reduce primary cesarean delivery through promotion of
       labor induction
4)    Construct or update your institution’s labor induction policy and procedure to include the
       new national guidelines 

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 4 out of 5 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. 

CME Information - Read

CME Credit: 1.0


MOC Approved: Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, ' Labor Induction: New Guidelines' has met the MOC requirements as a Part II activity by the following ABMS Member Boards:

  • American Board of Family Medicine

State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
Florida -  This activity includes content in Preventing Medical Errors
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

Disclosure Policy - Read

Disclosure Statement: The speaker, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Authors: Dr. Kenneth Brown and Carol Curran - Read Bios

Narrator: Katy Caraway JD

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Electronic Hardware and Software Requirements - Read

Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2014

Bibliography: To view and download a Bibliography for this presentation, please select the References button below.

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