Strategies to Address Shoulder Dystocia with Brachial Plexus Injury

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Presented By: Vicki Lucas, RNC, Ph.D, CNO, PeriGen, Inc and Emily Hamilton, M.D., FACOG SVP of Clinical Research, PeriGen, Inc.
March 2012

Shoulder dystocia is an obstetric emergency that may result in injury to the neonate, such as brachial plexus injury and/or neonatal hypoxia. One of the “holy grails” of OB has been the ability to predict and prevent shoulder dystocia. This webinar focuses on the most current research on Shoulder Dystocia, Brachial Plexus Injury and the liability related to these with speakers Dr. Emily Hamilton and Dr. Vicki Lucas.


  • Describe current trends in the rates of shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injury
  • Understand the relationship between shoulder dystocia duration and hypoxic injury
  • List the most effective maneuvers to resolve shoulder dystocia
  • Describe the impact of modern strategies to reduce brachial plexus injury


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Your entire healthcare team will benefit from this session so please be sure to tune in.


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