Activity ID



December 20, 2022

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)


Shoulder dystocia (SD) is an obstetrical emergency. Even when managed appropriately, it can result in maternal or fetal injury. Part 1 reviews SD risk factors and strategies for reducing risk up to the point of diagnosis. These strategies are drawn from the peer reviewed literature, practice guidelines including those of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and professional liability claims data.

Diplomate Engagement

Pre-and Post-test results are provided to diplomate and an evaluation survey is issued upon completion of the course. A follow-up post-activity survey is also issued 3-4 months after completion that asks what practice changes have been made.

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Educational Objectives

Identify the elements of the obstetrical history and physical examination that relate to the patient's SD risk factors.

Discuss SD risk factors with a patient and document the discussion.

Explain the relationship of identified SD risk factors to actual incidence, and what this means for the practitioner's SD readiness at deliveries with no identified risk factors.

Describe the possible fetal and maternal complications of SD.

Identify resources for creating or updating your facility's SD action plan.


Risk Management, Shoulder Dystocia, Brachial Plexus Injury, Professional Liability, Shoulder Dystocia Claims, Shoulder Dystocia Maneuvers, Shoulder Dystocia Simulation, Risk Reduction


Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Assessment, Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Evidence Based Practice, Cognition, Human Learning & Problem Solving, Women's Health

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