Operative Vaginal Birth Policy

Name/Title

Operative Vaginal Birth Policy (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-210-6079

Current from

20/05/2020

Coverage

WACHS

Policy Type

Policy

Summary

The key procinciples of this policy are to ensure that all maternal, fetal, staffing and equipment conditions are favourable for a successful operative vaginal birth (OVB) and to minimise the likelihood of adverse outcomes. To address common care delivery problems resulting in avoidable patient harm during either unsuccessful operative vaginal births or due to incorrectly placed vaginal birth instruments. To minimise the risks of maternal and fetal harm during OVB.

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