Shoulder Dystocia Management…helping people out

Learning Objectives:

Broad Global Objectives:

  • Complication from shoulder dystocia is one of the most common reasons for medicolegal litigation in the practice of obstetrics & gynecology.
  • A standardized, evidenced-based approach to the management of shoulder dystocia may help reduce neonatal injury.

Behavioral Objectives:

  • Discuss the medicolegal aspects of shoulder dystocia litigation
  • Discuss neonatal brachial plexus injury
  • Discuss the identification of shoulder dystocia
  • Review the management of shoulder dystocia
  • Discuss the risk factors associated with shoulder dystocia
  • Review the informed consent process for those patients at risk for shoulder dystocia
  • Discuss simulation and drills as a means of improving neonatal outcome 

Osteopathic Principles and Practice:

  • 1-Rational treatment is based upon an understanding of these principles: body unity, self-regulation, and the inter-relationship of structure and function.
  • 2-Structure and function are reciprocally inter-related.