Most of our monthly Medical Verdicts columns include cases about shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injury, or Erb’s palsy. CLICK HERE to read those from 2012 and 2013.
Practice, and then practice some more
A difficult-to-resolve shoulder dystocia is one of the most dramatic and frightening obstetric events. We know that we will all experience such cases. If we prepare well and frequently practice shoulder dystocia maneuvers, the dread of being responsible for resolving a shoulder dystocia will diminish. In most cases we will be able to report, “Mother and newborn safely birthed.”
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