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IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SHOULDER DYSTOCIA

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  • Jane Mashburn CNM, MN

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    • Jane Mashburn, CNM, MN received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina and her Masters from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. She has practiced both in the private and public sectors. She currently has a joint appointment with Emory University School of Nursing and Emory University Clinic private practice.


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ABSTRACT

Shoulder dystocia is most often an unpredictable occurrence. Inappropriate management may lead to long term sequelae for both mother and infant. Correct management includes specific steps to follow when attempting to deliver the infant with shoulder dystocia. It is imperative that we as nurse-midwives be thoroughly familiar with the difficulties encountered with shoulder dystocia and commit the management steps to memory. This paper presents an overview of the problem as well as the steps included in clinical management.

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