Should Dystocia

What is Shoulder Dystocia?


Shoulder dystocia is a complication that occurs during childbirth when the baby’s shoulders get stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone after the head has been delivered. This can cause serious complications for both the mother and the baby.

Some potential complications associated with shoulder dystocia for the baby include:

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Fractures
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)

The mother can also be at an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage if the Shoulder Dystocia isn’t quickly resolved.

How can Simulation Training help?

Enhancing technical skills

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The MODEL-med Sophie and Sophies Mum 4.0 gives you the ability to accurately simulate and resolve Shoulder Dystocia.

Using the provided T bar, the instructor facilitating the simulation is able to provide backward pressure until they are satisfied the student has demonstrated the correct manoeuvres and techniques required to dislodge the baby’s shoulders from behind the mother’s pubic bone.

See the warning signs

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In an educational setting, it gives educators the ability to not only demonstrate the warning signs but test a student’s ability to recognise them.

Being able to accurately diagnose Shoulder Dystocia can help medical students spot the condition early, which is critical in managing it effectively.

Team Training

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Shoulder dystocia is a complex condition that requires a team approach to manage effectively.

Training in team dynamics, communication, and coordination can help ensure that the team is prepared to manage the condition promptly and effectively.

Training using a MODEL-med simulator can help your students be prepared and equipped to manage Shoulder Dystocia effectively. Reducing the risk of the associated complications whilst ensuring the best outcomes for the mother and baby.

See for yourself.