Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, 7th Edition: Protocol 56 - Shoulder Dystocia
December 09, 2020
All healthcare providers attending vaginal deliveries must be prepared to
handle this unpredictable obstetric emergency. Knowledge of the maneuvers
employed for alleviation of shoulder dystocia is relevant not only for obstetric
residents and attending house staff, but also for family practitioners, nurses,
and nurse midwives. The reported incidence varies in the literature, ranging
from 0.2% to 3.0%.