Obstetrical Nursing: Assisted Delivery and Cesarean Section


Some women experience no problem giving birth to their babies. Others have difficulty and need assistance. Common procedures used to assist a baby's birth include forceps delivery, vacuum extraction and cesarean section. This course provides an overview of these procedures and details the Labor and Delivery nurse's responsibilities in regard to forceps delivery, vacuum extraction and C-section. The course also discusses the nurse's role in patient education regarding these procedures.


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • List indications for assisted delivery
  • Define and describe the most common devices and techniques used in assisted delivery
  • Describe patient and equipment preparation procedures for C-section
  • Discuss the importance of patient education in emergent obstetrical situations 
This program also includes workbooks that can be ordered separately.

 This program has been designated for 0.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education credits.