A shoulder dystocia is an obstetric emergency that is difficult to predict and the occurrence of which can have a massive impact on both neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality.
Learning aims and objectives
This article aims to help you:
Obstetric emergency, shoulder dystocia, PROMPT, brachial plexus injury
Neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality, neonatal resuscitation, PPH, third and fourth degree tears, obstetric emergency
Activities and questions at the end of this resource will enable you to assess your knowledge and reflect on how you can incorporate it into your own practice. In the following questions, please select the answer that you believe to be correct. This will be marked and then you can move on to the next question. If you wish, at the end you can return for a further attempt at the questions.
Upon completion of the module, you will be able to download and save or print a certificate to include in your CPD/ revalidation portfolio.