Team Training and Institutional Protocols to Prevent Shoulder Dystocia Complications

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Shoulder dystocia is an obstetrical emergency that may result in significant neonatal complications. It requires rapid recognition and a coordinated response. Standardization of care, teamwork and communication, and clinical simulation are the key components of patient safety programs in obstetrics. Simulation-based team training and institutional protocols for the management of shoulder dystocia are emerging as integral components of many labor and delivery safety initiatives because of their impact on technical skills and team performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)830-840
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • algorithm
  • brachial plexus injury
  • protocol
  • shoulder dystocia
  • simulation
  • team training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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