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Caesarean section [CG132]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.3.2.4

Consultant obstetricians should be involved in the decision making for CS, because this reduces the likelihood of CS. [2004]

What was measured: Proportion of cases where a Consultant Obstetrician was involved in the decision to perform a caesarean section.
Data collection end: June 2013
83.5%
Area covered: Local
Source: Latheef RD (2014) Can emergency caesarean sections rate be reduced? An audit at a district general hospital. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Conference var.pagings.


Recommendation: 1.3.2.5

Electronic fetal monitoring is associated with an increased likelihood of CS. When CS is contemplated because of an abnormal fetal heart rate pattern, in cases of suspected fetal acidosis, fetal blood sampling should be offered if it is technically possible and there are no contraindications. [2004]

What was measured: Proportion of cases where a caesarean section was contemplated because of suspected fetal acidosis, where fetal blood sampling was offered (where possible and no contraindications).
Data collection end: June 2013
94%
Area covered: Local
Source: Latheef RD (2014) Can emergency caesarean sections rate be reduced? An audit at a district general hospital. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Conference var.pagings.



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