Description This course presents the most current guidelines for operative vaginal delivery (OVD) . It covers general background information about OVD; its indications, contraindications, and potential maternal and neonatal complications; the procedures (including the importance of manufacturer's guidelines) , and related communication and documentation standards. The course addresses current recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) about OVD. Continuing Education Credit This course qualifies for 0.7 contact hours, which can be earned on this course until June 3, 2017. Course objectives After completing this course, the learner will be able to: state the definition and incidence of operative vaginal delivery (OVD) . list indications for OVD. list contraindications to OVD. identify recommendations for the use of a vacuum extractor or forceps. identify potential maternal and neonatal complications of OVD. outline the documentation required for a
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