Managing Risk in Shoulder Dystocia and Appropriate Documentation

Green Clock Hours: 0.50

Emphasis: Neonatal injuries related to alleged negligent management of shoulder dystocia is a common cause for medical malpractice litigation. Frequently, the clinician is accused of failing to consider the potential for this complication when the medical record lacks documentation of clinical screening and/or maternal counseling for shoulder dystocia. Incomplete documentation of the events surrounding a shoulder dystocia delivery may impair the team’s ability to recall specific details of the delivery complicating the team member’s ability to defend their actions. Inconsistencies or discrepancies in the medical record may arouse suspicion of the team’s effectiveness and performance in the minds of third-party reviewers. This supplemental module will focus on a clinical scenario of shoulder dystocia to highlight a well-prepared, team-based response to this obstetrical emergency to highlight an important clinical pearl. Complete and accurate medical record documentation is an invaluable resource when defending an alleged malpractice claim involving a shoulder dystocia delivery.

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Emphasis: Neonatal injuries related to alleged negligent management of shoulder dystocia is a common cause for medical malpractice litigation. Frequently, the clinician is accused of failing to consider the potential for this complication when the medical record lacks documentation of clinical screening and/or maternal counseling for shoulder dystocia. Incomplete documentation of the events surrounding a shoulder dystocia delivery may impair the team’s ability to recall specific details of the delivery complicating the team member’s ability to defend their actions. Inconsistencies or discrepancies in the medical record may arouse suspicion of the team’s effectiveness and performance in the minds of third-party reviewers. This supplemental module will focus on a clinical scenario of shoulder dystocia to highlight a well-prepared, team-based response to this obstetrical emergency to highlight an important clinical pearl. Complete and accurate medical record documentation is an invaluable resource when defending an alleged malpractice claim involving a shoulder dystocia delivery.

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