Is it time to rejuvenate the forceps?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/326290
Title:
Is it time to rejuvenate the forceps?
Authors:
Talukdar, Sanchila; Purandare, Nikhil; Coulter-Smith, Sam; Geary, Michael
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Street, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland.
Citation:
Talukdar S et al. Is it time to rejuvenate the forceps? J Obstet Gynaecol India. 2013, 63 (4):218-22
Journal:
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Issue Date:
Aug-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/326290
DOI:
10.1007/s13224-013-0465-4
PubMed ID:
24431645
Abstract:
The obstetric forceps was designed to assist extraction of the foetal head and thereby accomplish delivery of the foetus in the second stage of labour. More than 700 types of obstetric forceps have been described. An understanding of the anatomy of the birth canal and the foetal head is a prerequisite to becoming a skilled and safe user of forceps. Operative vaginal delivery rates have remained stable at between 10 and 13 %. The last few decades has seen a rise in caesarean section, along with the introduction and safe use of the vacuum extractor. This has resulted in a decline both in the use of the obstetric forceps as well as in the training for the same. The forceps is less likely to fail when used as the primary instrument thereby reducing the need for the sequential use of two instruments which increase the morbidity of the neonate. Perineal trauma is more likely to occur with the use of the forceps but the evidence is that the maternal concern is less when compared to the ventouse. Simulation training is an important part of obstetric training. Application of forceps blades in the simulation setting can improve the skill level of obstetricians. The use of the forceps should not be decreasing and more senior involvement in training is necessary so that juniors develop the proper skills to perform forceps delivery in a competent and safe manner. It is vital that the art of the forceps is not lost to future generations of obstetricians and the women they care for.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
CHILDBIRTH; MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
ISSN:
0971-9202

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTalukdar, Sanchilaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPurandare, Nikhilen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCoulter-Smith, Samen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeary, Michaelen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-19T13:57:29Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-19T13:57:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013-08-
dc.identifier.citationTalukdar S et al. Is it time to rejuvenate the forceps? J Obstet Gynaecol India. 2013, 63 (4):218-22en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0971-9202-
dc.identifier.pmid24431645-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13224-013-0465-4-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/326290-
dc.description.abstractThe obstetric forceps was designed to assist extraction of the foetal head and thereby accomplish delivery of the foetus in the second stage of labour. More than 700 types of obstetric forceps have been described. An understanding of the anatomy of the birth canal and the foetal head is a prerequisite to becoming a skilled and safe user of forceps. Operative vaginal delivery rates have remained stable at between 10 and 13 %. The last few decades has seen a rise in caesarean section, along with the introduction and safe use of the vacuum extractor. This has resulted in a decline both in the use of the obstetric forceps as well as in the training for the same. The forceps is less likely to fail when used as the primary instrument thereby reducing the need for the sequential use of two instruments which increase the morbidity of the neonate. Perineal trauma is more likely to occur with the use of the forceps but the evidence is that the maternal concern is less when compared to the ventouse. Simulation training is an important part of obstetric training. Application of forceps blades in the simulation setting can improve the skill level of obstetricians. The use of the forceps should not be decreasing and more senior involvement in training is necessary so that juniors develop the proper skills to perform forceps delivery in a competent and safe manner. It is vital that the art of the forceps is not lost to future generations of obstetricians and the women they care for.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of Indiaen_GB
dc.subjectCHILDBIRTHen_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL EQUIPMENTen_GB
dc.titleIs it time to rejuvenate the forceps?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Street, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Indiaen_GB
dc.description.fundingOtheren
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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