Online CME Courses


Obstetric Adventures in the Emergency Department: Enduring Material

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This education is currently offered for 0.0 CME credit as it's designed to be an introductory component to a hands-on obstetrical emergency simulation course. This presentation will provide evidence-based research on managing the obstetric emergency of imminent birth, including appropriate management options for this emergency. Following this education, learners will be required to complete the hands-on simulation course offered through Ascension Saint Thomas.


Phillip L. Bressman, MD

Learning Objectives

• Review cardinal movements of labor
• Identify basics of uncomplicated vaginal delivery
• Implement management of labor complications, including umbilical cord issues, shoulder dystocia, breech presentation, obstetric hemorrhage, pregnancy associated hypertension, and maternal code

More Info

• Corton, M.M., et al. Williams Obstetrics: 23rd Edition. 23rd ed., McGraw Hill Professional, 2009.
• Goh SH, Tiah L, Lai SM. When the stork arrives unannounced - seven years of emergency deliveries in a non-obstetric general hospital. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2005 Aug;34(7):432-6. PMID: 16123816.
• Menticoglou. Severe Shoulder Dystocia. Obstet Gynecol 2006
• Poggi, SH, Spong, CY, Allen, AH. Prioritizing Posterior Arm Delivery During Severe Shoulder Dystocia. Obstet Gynecol 2003; 101:1068
• Silver, D.W., Sabatino, F. Precipitous and Difficult Deliveries, Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, Volume 30, Issue 4, 2012, Pages 961-975, ISSN 0733-8627, ISBN 9781455758357,
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This education is designed to meet the needs of Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Certified Nurse Midwives, Primary Care Providers, APP’s, and other members of healthcare teams who may provide care to obstetric patients.

Registration Fee

Other Learner - Ascension Saint Thomas Associate (Non-Physician): $0
Other Learner - Non Ascension Saint Thomas Affiliated (Non-Physician): $0
.Physician: $0
.Physician - AMG or Ascension Medical Staff: $0
.Physician - Non Ascension Affiliated: $0
: $0
Resident/Fellow Physician - .UTHSC Nashville: $0
Student: $0