Medical errors during labor and delivery are a leading cause of litigation. Within this area, shoulder dystocia cases are prominent. If you don’t have extensive experience as a labor and delivery nurse, you may not be familiar with the details of shoulder dystocia? Here to explain the complexities that can result in this condition is Karen Harmon, an LNC with 28 years of experience in labor and delivery.
She describes some of the health conditions that can lead to this, including diabetes, morbid obesity, shoulder dystocia in a previous delivery. She also notes warning signs that may show up during the course of prenatal care.
Karen also recommends that the LNC carefully evaluate the quality of nursing care during the labor and delivery. Were danger signs recognized? Was intervention swift and competent? If the nurse needed help, did she request it?
When a lengthy labor takes place, what is the quality of communication between nurses on different shifts? Documentation is also essential. She emphasizes the importance of distinguishing between suprapubic and fundal pressure, with fundal pressure during labor and delivery, especially since fundal pressure is indefensible.
Karen provides a virtual textbook on shoulder dystocia. This is a podcast you will want to review and save.
Join me in this episode of Legal Nurse Podcast to learn about Labor and Delivery Crises – Karen Harmon
- What should an LNC look for in a case of shoulder dystocia?
- What are the nurse’s specific responsibilities in a case of shoulder dystocia?
- When do shoulder dystocia injuries become the subject of malpractice?
- Why is documentation so important in these cases?
- What’s the difference between suprapubic and fundal pressure?
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Your Presenter of Labor and Delivery Crises – Karen Harmon
Karen Harmon is an LNC with 28 years of experience in labor and delivery.
Connect with Karen by email, firstname.lastname@example.org