II. Technique: Mnemonic: 5C's

  1. Clean (Sterile technique)
  2. Catheterize or empty Bladder before examination
  3. Cervical evaluation (See Bishop Score)
    1. Cervical Dilation
    2. Cervical Effacement
  4. Caput forming?
  5. Cord
    1. Indicated by pulsations behind membranes

III. Evaluation: (Mnemonic 5P's)

  1. Presentation
    1. See Fetal Presentation
  2. Position
    1. See Fetal Position
  3. Place (Station)
    1. See Bishop Score
  4. Pelvis
    1. See Pelvimetry
  5. Puncture (Assess for Rupture of Membranes)

IV. Interpretation: Cervical Length based on Transvaginal Ultrasound and prediction of preterm delivery before 35 weeks

V. References

  1. Gordon (1995) Obstetrics and Gynecology, Scrub, p. 17

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