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Shoulder Dystocia

This course addresses the techniques used in the delivery of an infant with shoulder dystocia and when to call for additional support.

Learning objectives

  • Review the basic and more advanced maneuvers to reduce shoulder dystocia
  • Review proper documentation of a delivery complicated by shoulder dystocia

Expected outcomes

  • List risk factors for shoulder dystocia
  • Communicate procedural steps that should be performed when this complication occurs
  • Demonstrate proper technique to relieve shoulder dystocia


  • Obstetrics/Gynecology residents

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