Shoulder dystocia drills can improve response

January 2008
Healthcare Risk Management;Jan2008, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p5
Shoulder dystocia drills can improve the response of obstetrical teams when faced with this potentially devastating complication. The improved outcomes can substantially reduce potential liability. • Drills help clinicians improve communication skills in an emergency. • Most hospitals do not conduct shoulder dystocia drills. • A record of shoulder dystocia drills can be effective in defending a malpractice case.


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