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Shoulder Dystocia Teamwork and Skills

Course Description:

The Shoulder Dystocia Teamwork and Skills Course is designed to share best practices for the team-based clinical management of shoulder dystocia. Recognizing that shoulder dystocia is not a situation that can be predicted, the course prepares the learners to anticipate that it might occur, along with providing the learners an opportunity to practice with the latest evidenced-based skills that may lead to better outcomes. This course employs active learning methodologies and as such, learners will be heavily involved in acquiring and processing the latest evidenced-based information and best practices concerning shoulder dystocia complications, teamwork and communication skills (TeamSTEPPS), and documentation issues. Learners will practice and assess their shoulder dystocia and teamwork skills using specially-designed shoulder dystocia simulators and team-assessment techniques.

This course does not certify personnel or grant privileges to use any of these techniques, nor is this course a substitute for local supervised competency assessment.

Audience: Obstetrics attending physicians, residents, physician assistants, midwives, nurse practitioners, and nurses.
Course Length: 4 hours
Course Dates: Simulation Center calendar shows upcoming courses scheduled
Registration: Send an email request for registration information.
Author: Timothy Clapper, PhD
CME Credit:

This course approved for 4.0 CME credits.

Continuing Education for Nurses  Application pending.