Diagnosis of Obstetric Lacerations

A course by GynZone

Diagnosis of Obstetric Lacerations

A course by GynZone

Expertly diagnose obstetric lacerations with our comprehensive course for healthcare professionals.

Overview of the Diagnosis of Obstetric Lacerations course

Dive deep into Obstetric Laceration Diagnosis in this comprehensive course. Learn crucial skills for precise assessment and care, enhancing patient outcomes.

This training is intended for the following participants.

Who should attend? This course is ideal for healthcare professionals and obstetric practitioners seeking in-depth expertise in obstetric laceration diagnosis and care.

Obstetricians looking to enhance their proficiency in diagnosing and managing a wide spectrum of obstetric lacerations, from common tears to complex cases.


Midwives seeking advanced knowledge and skills to ensure optimal postpartum care and recovery for their patients.

Physician Assistants

Physician assistants aiming to excel in the evaluation and treatment of obstetric lacerations to improve patient outcomes.

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners specializing in obstetrics who want to broaden their expertise in identifying and addressing perineal tears.


Gynecologists interested in expanding their understanding of perineal and labial injuries encountered during childbirth.

Medical Residents

Medical residents pursuing specialization in obstetrics and gynecology, keen to acquire proficiency in diagnosing and treating obstetric lacerations.

Obstetric Nurses

Obstetric nurses looking to enhance their clinical skills in assisting with the assessment and care of perineal tears.

Medical Students

Medical students interested in gaining foundational knowledge and skills related to obstetric lacerations as part of their medical education.

What will you learn from this course?

Comprehensive syllabus from the course of diagnostic of obstetric lacerations:

Module 1: Anatomy and Examination

In this course, you'll delve into crucial aspects of obstetric laceration diagnosis, including understanding the anatomy and examination techniques, mastering medical terminology, perfecting the positioning of the woman for assessment, and becoming skilled in suture tampon application. These skills are vital for healthcare professionals to ensure effective patient care.

Module 2: First degree tear

This module focuses on various types of obstetric lacerations, from first-degree tears with detailed illustrations and classification, to addressing superficial tears in the labia, torn labia, and large V-shaped tears in the labium. We also delve into first-degree perineal tears, equipping healthcare professionals with comprehensive knowledge for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Module 3: Second-degree Perineal Tear

This module extensively covers second-degree perineal tears, including classification, labial involvement, edema, deep labial tears, rectovaginal fascia extension, perinysium defects, and intact perineal skin tears, ensuring healthcare professionals are proficient in diagnosis and treatment.

Module 4: Episiotomy

In this module, we focus on episiotomies, offering detailed illustrations and classification. We explore various cases, including mediolateral episiotomies in Case 1 and Case 2, as well as complex mediolateral episiotomies. This comprehensive approach empowers healthcare professionals with expertise in managing episiotomy procedures.

Module 5: Third-degree Perineal Tear

This module is dedicated to third-degree perineal tears, with comprehensive illustrations and classification. It covers specific cases such as 3a tears with rectovaginal fascia involvement, 3a tears without it, 3b tears with Allis forceps, 3b tears with complete EAS tear, and missed 3b tears. We also delve into the intricacies of 3c third-degree perineal tears. Healthcare professionals gain in-depth knowledge for precise diagnosis and treatment.

Module 6: Fourth-degree Perineal Tear

This module explores fourth-degree perineal tears, providing comprehensive illustrations and classification. It includes discussions on standard fourth-degree tears, as well as unique cases like rectal buttonhole tears behind intact perineal skin and the challenges of diagnosing missed fourth-degree perineal tears. Healthcare professionals gain vital insights for accurate assessment and management.

Know your instructors

Meet your instructors: Trusted experts in obstetric laceration diagnosis

Sara Kindberg

Midwife, PhD.

Sara Kindberg, a midwife since 1999 across multiple countries, specializes in perineal care, with a focus on surgical repair. Her research identified a need for hands-on training among midwifery students and colleagues, leading to the creation of GynZone.com, an online learning platform for birth professionals and students. She received recognition as “Female Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2011 and pioneered a midwifery-led pelvic floor unit at Aarhus University Hospital. This innovative approach was commended by the WHO as a model of excellent clinical practice. GynZone offers online learning for diagnosing and surgically repairing obstetric lacerations.

Karl Møller Bek

Urogynecologist, PhD.

Karl, a co-founder of GynZone and a Scandinavian specialist in anal sphincter injury reconstruction, completed his PhD Thesis on diagnosing and treating anal sphincter trauma in 1993. With 40 years of experience in anal sphincter reconstruction, he played a pivotal role in the narrative of early secondary repair for 3rd and 4th degree tears at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark. Furthermore, he has made significant contributions to the development of 3D animations featured in GynZone's e-learning programs for midwives and doctors.

Peggy Seehafer

Midwife, Anthropologist

Peggy has 30 years of clinical experience in suturing and evaluating healing in the perineum after vaginal birth, and has worked as an editor of the German Journal of Midwifery. She works clinically and teaches across multiple countries.

Marianne Glavind-Kristensen

Urogynecologist, PhD

Marianne is an experienced urogynecologist and expert in the field of pelvic floor reconstruction. She is the Director of Gynecology at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, and works as a Consultant at the interdisciplinary Pelvic Floor Unit where urogynecologists, urologists and colo-rectal surgeons collaborate to create a “one-stop-shop” for their patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course designed for?
This course is designed for healthcare professionals, including obstetricians, midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, gynecologists, medical residents, obstetric nurses, advanced practice nurses, medical students, and healthcare educators, who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in diagnosing and managing obstetric lacerations.
What topics does the course cover?
The course covers a wide range of topics, including anatomy and examination techniques, medical terminology, classification of perineal tears, episiotomy procedures, and in-depth discussions of first, second, third, and fourth-degree perineal tears, along with various related cases and complications.
How long is the course, and what is the format?
The course type is video on demand, so the duration varies depending on participants leisure, the total of all the videos are 1,5 hours. It is offered in an online format, allowing you to study at your own pace.
Is there any prerequisite for this course?
While there are no strict prerequisites, a basic understanding of obstetrics and gynecology terminology and concepts will be helpful for participants to fully engage with the course material.
How can I access course materials and resources?
Once you enroll in the course, you will receive access to a student dashboard where you can view course materials, lectures, illustrations, and additional resources.
How do I enroll in the course?
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