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CRICO Clinical Guidelines

In conjunction with clinical experts from Harvard-affiliated health care organizations, CRICO develops and maintains evidence-based decision support tools for physicians and nurses whose patient encounters align with high-severity malpractice risks.

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CRICO OB Guidelines: Contents

Find references to the test, the guidelines, the consent forms, and an overview related to the Clinical Guidelines for Obstetrical Services at CRICO-insured Institutions (2017).

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Interventional Radiology Guidelines
By the AMC PSO

At the request of its membership, the AMC PSO convened the task force to develop a set of literature-supported, consensus-based guidelines addressing patient safety considerations for mitigating risk in interventional radiology.

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Sample OB Consent Forms & Appendices

View just the OB Guidelines Appendices.  Also, download and pring the sample consent forms  extracted from 2017 CRICO Guidelines for Obstetrical Providers

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OB Guideline 20: Management of Breech Presentations1, 2

External cephalic version should be discussed with all women who are carrying a breech presenting singleton fetus as early as the clinician feels is suitable.

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OB Guidelines Appendix E: Breech Version or External Cephalic Version

About four percent of babies are in the breech position after 37 weeks gestation. Find out why the clinician and mother may elect to try to turn the baby.

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OB Guidelines Appendix H: Primary Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request

Occasionally, a woman will request a primary (first time) cesarean delivery without a medical indication. This information summarizes the issues and also serves as your consent.

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OB Guidelines Appendix G: The Delivery of Twins

Learn more about possible events and risks related to the labor and delivery period for a pregnancy with twins.

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OB Guidelines Appendix F: Delivery Following a Previous Cesarean Delivery

If you have had one baby by cesarean section, you may have some questions about what happens in the next pregnancy. Each woman who has previously delivered by cesarean section must discuss the situation with her clinicians and decide to either A) plan a repeat cesarean, or B) plan a trial of labor with the goal of vaginal delivery. Both options have risks and benefits.

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OB Guidelines Home Page

The recommendations for practice included in this document were arrived at through careful consideration of the available evidence and should be considered as thoughtful, expert advice. These 2017 Guidelines offer a framework for provision of obstetrical care, rather than an inflexible set of mandates.

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