884.4340 Fetal vacuum extractor.§ 884.4340 Fetal vacuum extractor.
(a) Identification. A fetal vacuum extractor is a device used to facilitate delivery. The device enables traction to be applied to the fetal head (in the birth canal) by means of a suction cup attached to the scalp and is powered by an external vacuum source. This generic type of device may include the cup, hosing, vacuum source, and vacuum control.
(b) Classification. Class II (performance standards).