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What you will learn

Our guided online learning provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of Vacuum Assisted Delivery. Access all learning areas as you work through each of the learning modules. Learn, test and apply your knowledge, recording your progress as you go.

Features

 

Learning Modules

Learning Facilitators

Training Videos

Media Library

Articles

Q & A Revision

Resources

Bibliography

Track Progress

Learning Outcomes

 

Learning Modules

  • Summary for Mothers, Others and Care Providers
  • Prerequisites and Technique for a Safe and Successful Vacuum Assisted Delivery
  • Equipment
  • General and Technical Principles
  • Selection of Patients for Vacuum Extraction
  • Preliminaries
  • Standard Procedure for Vacuum Delivery
  • Non-Rotational and Rotational Vacuum Delivery
  • Efficacy of Vacuum Extraction
  • Neonatal and Maternal Effects of Vacuum Extraction
  • Training and Safety Measures
  • Understanding and preventing Subgaleal (subaponeurotic) haemorrhage

Training Videos

  • Dr Aldo Vacca speaking on training in vacuum delivery
  • Essential principles for vacuum-assisted birth
  • The five steps of vacuum-assisted delivery model animation
  • The five steps vacuum-assisted model revision
  • The five steps vacuum-assisted birth video

Media Libraries

The knowledge base Libraries contains over 300 Media elements including animations, images, diagrams, and tables.


Topics Index

 
  • Abdominal examination
  • After the delivery
  • After vacuum extraction
  • Analgesia
  • Assessing Obstetric Variables and Classifying the Risk
  • Assessment, Selection and Preparation for Vacuum Delivery
  • Attitudes of the Mothers and Care-Providers
  • Auto-Rotation (Internal Rotation) With Vacuum Extraction
  • Autorotation at the outlet
  • Axis traction
  • Before vacuum extraction is attempted
  • Calculating the cup insertion distance by the ‘digital distance’ technique
  • Cephalhaematoma and subcutaneous haematoma
  • Chignon, cup mark and scalp abrasion
  • Choice of suitable vacuum cup
  • Choice of vacuum cups for non-rotational and rotational vacuum deliveries
  • Classification of neonatal effects
  • Classifying vacuum deliveries according to station and level of the head and visibility of the scalp
  • Communication Between the Mother and Operator
  • Condition of the fetus and mother
  • Contraindications
  • Correct placement of the vacuum cup
  • Cup detachment
  • Detachment of the Cup
  • Diameters of the head in vertex presentations
  • Difficult or Failed Vacuum Extraction
  • Dilatation of the cervix
  • Displacement of the flexion point with change of position of the head
  • Duration of the Procedure
  • Duration of the second stage
  • During vacuum extraction
  • Effects of Vacuum Extraction on the Infant
  • Effects of Vacuum Extraction on the Mother
  • Electric vacuum pumps
  • Episiotomy
  • External Hand pumps
  • Fetal hypoxia and neonatal condition
  • General attitudes and trends regarding vacuum-assisted delivery
  • General Principles
  • Holding and inserting the cup
  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Indications
  • Inducing and maintaining the vacuum
  • Informing the mother
  • Injury to the anal sphincters and genital tract
  • Integrated Hand pumps
  • Intracranial haemorrhage and injury
  • Learning Module - A Summary of Vacuum Extraction For Mothers, Partners and Care Providers
  • Learning Module - Efficacy of Vacuum Extraction
  • Learning Module - Equipment
  • Learning Module - General and Technical Principles
  • Learning Module - Neonatal and Maternal Effects of Vacuum Extraction
  • Learning Module - Non-Rotational and Rotational Vacuum Delivery
  • Learning Module - Preliminaries
  • Learning Module - Selection of Patients for Vacuum Extraction
  • Learning Module - Standard Procedure for Vacuum Delivery
  • Learning Module - Training and Safety Measures
  • Legal Issues in Relation to Vacuum Assisted Delivery
  • Level of the head
  • Locating the flexion point and calculating the cup insertion distance
  • Long term effects
  • Long term pelvic floor disorders
  • Manoeuvrability of vacuum cups
  • Manoeuvring the cup toward the flexion point
  • Medical negligence or malpractice
  • Medico-legal issues relating to trainees
  • Method of traction
  • Mothers’ attitudes
  • Mothers’ views
  • Moulding of the head
  • Negative pressures for vacuum extraction
  • Neonatal injury and type of vacuum cup
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Neonatal physicians and nurses
  • Number of Pulls
  • Obstetric and midwifery staff
  • Operator experience
  • Operator training
  • Perinatal mortality
  • Position of the fetal head
  • Position of the Mother
  • Position of the mother
  • Preparation of the perineum
  • Primary and associated selection variables
  • Recognition of cephalopelvic disproportion and obstructed labour
  • Retinal haemorrhage
  • Reusable vs single-use vacuum cups
  • Review of pregnancy and labour
  • Rigid metal cups
  • Rigid plastic cups
  • Safety Measures
  • Selection of patients suitable for vacuum extraction
  • Shape of the fetal head
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Signs of progress
  • Size of vacuum cups
  • Soft plastic cups
  • Soft silicone cups
  • Soft vacuum cups
  • Station and level of the fetal head
  • Steps in the Selection of Patients for Vacuum Delivery
  • Subgaleal (subaponeurotic) haemorrhage
  • Technical Principles
  • Testing the vacuum system
  • The birth canal
  • The descent phase and the pelvic floor phase
  • The Five Procedural Steps of a Vacuum Delivery
  • The flexion point
  • The mechanism of labour
  • The mid-point of the fetal head
  • The two phases of the second stage of labour
  • Tissue entrapment under the vacuum cup
  • Traction Force
  • Trial of vacuum-assisted delivery
  • Use of Posterior Cups for OP and OT Positions - Holding and inserting the cup
  • Use of Posterior Cups for OP and OT Positions - Inducing and maintaining the vacuum
  • Use of Posterior Cups for OP and OT Positions - Locating the flexion point and calculating the cup insertion distance
  • Use of Posterior Cups for OP and OT Positions - Manoeuvring the cup toward the flexion point
  • Use of Posterior Cups for OP and OT Positions - Method of traction
  • Use of Rigid Anterior Cups for OA Position - Holding and inserting the cup
  • Use of Rigid Anterior Cups for OA Position - Inducing and maintaining the vacuum
  • Use of Rigid Anterior Cups for OA Position - Locating the flexion point and calculating the cup insertion distance
  • Use of Rigid Anterior Cups for OA Position - Manoeuvring the cup toward the flexion point
  • Use of Rigid Anterior Cups for OA Position - Method of traction
  • Use of Rigid Anterior Cups for Occipito-Anterior Position
  • Use of Soft Cups for OA Position - Holding and inserting the cup
  • Use of Soft Cups for OA Position - Inducing and maintaining the vacuum
  • Use of Soft Cups for OA Position - Locating the flexion point and calculating the cup insertion distance
  • Use of Soft Cups for OA Position - Manoeuvring the cup toward the flexion point
  • Use of Soft Cups for OA Position - Method of traction
  • Use of Soft Cups for Occipito-Anterior Position
  • Uterine contractions
  • Vacuum Delivery of the Fetal Head at Caesarean Section
  • Vacuum Delivery Training and Practice
  • Vacuum Extraction or Forceps Delivery?
  • Vacuum Extractor Cups in Common Use
  • Vacuum Pumps and Systems
  • Vaginal examination
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