English Resources for VAD

We invite you to join us in the forthcoming translation of
the Handbook of Vacuum Delivery in Obstetric Practice by Dr Aldo Vacca.

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Handbook of Vacuum Delivery in Obstetric Practice

By Aldo Vacca

Essential knowledge, procedural steps and technical skills for successful and safe vacuum delivery are outlined in the book in a clear and systematic fashion supported by over two hundred illustrations and photographs. The available evidence for best practice is critically examined and recommendations based on the data are discussed.


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Essential knowledge, procedural steps and technical skills for successful and safe vacuum delivery are outlined in the book in a clear and systematic fashion supported by over two hundred illustrations and photographs. The available evidence for best practice is critically examined and recommendations based on the data are discussed.

A self-directed learning program based on the Handbook that includes a referenced review of the contents of the book as well as general knowledge and and case study multiple choice questions for self-assessment purposes is available from the Vacca Research website Clinician's Resources page.

Operators who follow the guidelines presented in the handbook should, with practice, experience an improvement in successful vacuum delivery and a reduction in the risk of adverse outcome for the mother and infant.

Extracts from Reviews of Previous Editions

'Particularly valuable to those establishing or revising delivery unit protocols'
Br J Obstet Gynaecol

'The book should be included in the library of all departments of obstetrics and gynaecology'
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand

'An excellent monograph on the instrument with good diagrams'
Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol

'This is a definitive volume on the subject'
Aust Perinatal Soc.

 

Book Contents

CONTENTS

Preface to the third edition
Acknowledgements

1.
EQUIPMENT

Vacuum extractor cups in common use
Rigid anterior cups
Rigid posterior cups
Soft anterior cups
Vacuum pumps and systems
Negative pressures for vacuum extraction

2.
CLINICAL PRINCIPLES

General and technical principles
Position and attitude of the fetal head
The flexion point
Calculating the cup insertion distance
Correct and incorrect cup applications
Manoeuvrability of vacuum cups
Choice of vacuum cups
Axis traction

3.
SELECTION OF PATIENTS FOR VACUUM EXTRACTION

Indications and contraindications
Assessing obstetric variables and classifying the risk
Classification of vacuum deliveries
Selection of patients for vacuum delivery
Trial of vacuum-assisted delivery