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Uterine Dystocia & Augmentation of Labor: 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: December 22, 2014
Review Date: December 22, 2017
Expiration Date: December 22, 2017

Description: In an effort to reduce the escalating primary cesarean section rate, ACOG and the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) released new guidelines (2014) in the Consensus document: “Safe prevention of the primary cesarean section”. This and other scientific resources identify uterine dystocia as the most frequent cause of cesarean delivery in the US while over 20% of vaginal births that require augmentation of labor are also impacted by uterine dystocia. Early identification and treatment of uterine dystocia can reduce the need for surgical and medical intervention during labor. This CME activity provides physicians with new practice guidelines applicable to uterine dystocia and labor augmentation management.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1)    Explain the pathophysiology of uterine and labor dystocia
2)    Implement interventions that reduce uterine dystocia and decrease risk of oxytocin
3)    Access the new ACOG & SMFM Obstetric Consensus document and integrate new
       guidelines into practice during labor

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 7 out of 10 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, Uterine Dystocia & Augmentation of Labor: 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

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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; Carol A. Curran RNC, MS, OGNP - 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

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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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Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

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