Activity ID



May 22, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)


One third of deliveries in the US are by cesarean section; half to two thirds of labor inductions are not medically indicated. In response, ACOG and the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) released new guidelines (2014) in the document: “Safe prevention of the primary cesarean section”. This CME activity will provide obstetric providers a review of the Consensus document to include: new definitions, new labor parameters, and benchmarks for managing spontaneous, induced, or augmented labor. This activity will illustrate how physicians may incorporate these new guidelines into clinical decision making while promoting labor induction in clinically relevant populations.

Diplomate Engagement

Pre-and Post-test results are provided to diplomate and an evaluation survey is issued upon completion of the course. A follow-up post-activity survey is also issued 3-4 months after completion that asks what practice changes have been made.

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Educational Objectives

Explain the impact of labor induction on perinatal outcomes.
Describe clinical interventions appropriate for successful elective and medically indicated labor inductions.
Implement the new ACOG & SMFM labor definitions, parameters, & guidelines to reduce primary cesarean delivery through promotion of labor induction.
Construct or update your institution's labor induction policy and procedure to incorporate the new national guidelines.


Obstetrics, Perinatal, Labor, Induction, Augmentation, Oxytocin, Labor Induction, Dinoprostone, Misoprostol, Latent Phase, Active Phase, Labor Parameters, Elective Induction, Medically Indicated Induction


Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Assessment, Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Evidence Based Practice, Cognition, Human Learning & Problem Solving, Women's Health

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