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 2 begins at the moment of diagnosis, providing a review of SD maneuvers and interventions, and suggesting strategies for reducing risk. These strategies are drawn from medical literature, professional guidelines and 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

Describe the shoulder dystocia maneuvers along with their respective advantages and disadvantages.
Explain from a professional liability standpoint why delivering practitioners should be conversant with the shoulder dystocia guidelines of their specialty society.
Identify the primary cause of losing a claim of malpractice for shoulder dystocia and what delivering practitioners and perinatal team members can do about it.
Describe the risk management implications of not having an action plan for SD and recommendations on how to create one.


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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