P. Annie Clark, CNM, MPH, is a Senior Technical Advisor for the Department of Global Outreach of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and is based at the national office in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Use of the Vacuum Extractor by Midwives—What Has Changed in the Last Decade?
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2005 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 50, Issue 6, pages 517–524, November-December 2005
How to Cite
Clark, P. A. (2005), Use of the Vacuum Extractor by Midwives—What Has Changed in the Last Decade?. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 50: 517–524. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2005.05.002
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- vacuum extraction;
- obstetric delivery;
- advanced practice nursing
This article provides an update on use of vacuum extraction by certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs). Research findings from the last decade relevant to the training and use of vacuum extractors are reviewed along with professional guidelines and legal implications.