Recommendation ID
IPG515/1
Question
Further research and data collection for inserting a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section should report the impact of performing the procedure on the time taken from the decision to perform a caesarean section to delivery of the baby. Technical failures, including the need for repositioning of the device and for subsequent manual disimpaction of the fetal head; and any complications resulting from use of the procedure should be recorded. Fetal outcomes should also be reported. NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Current evidence on the efficacy and safety of inserting a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance and audit or research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Insertion of a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section
Number
IPG515
Date issued
March 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 23/04/2015