Shoulder Dystocia

Course Request

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the factors that place patients at higher risk for shoulder dystocia
  • Differentiate between the maneuvers to resolve a shoulder dystocia
  • Identify the impact of shoulder dystocias on mother and infant
  • State the appropriate information needed for documentation, debrief, and team and patient communication steps

Course Description

This course teaches the various maneuvers used to resolve shoulder dystocia and how to communicate during instances of shoulder dystocia. Upon completing this course, learners will:

  • Understand and differentiate maneuvers to resolve shoulder dystocia
  • Know appropriate information for documenting, debriefing, and communicating with team and patient

Did you know…

  • Shoulder dystocia occurs in about 1 in every 200 births.
  • Risk factors that increase shoulder dystocia include diabetes, fetal macrosomia, and maternal obesity.
  • Shoulder dystocia increases the risk of postpartum hemorrhage.

Course at a Glance

Target Audience: Obstetrics Nurses and Providers

Time to Complete: 20-30 Minutes

Contributor: Amplifire Healthcare Alliance Partners


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