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An anonymous survey of registrar training in the use of Kjelland's forceps in Australia

Chinnock , Marian; Robson, Stephen


Large series suggest that, when used with appropriate care and skill, rotational deliveries with Kjelland's forceps are a safe and useful procedure. We surveyed obstetric trainees in Australia to assess their experience with, and intentions to use, Kjelland's forceps. The response rate was 65%, and it was uncommon for even senior trainees to have performed more than ten Kjelland's forceps rotations during their training. Ninety-four per cent of final-year trainees stated they did not intend to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2009.01058.x


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