Do You Know About Pericalm Shoulder Screening Tool?

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Do You Know About Pericalm Shoulder Screening Tool?

Do you know about Pericalm shoulder screening tool? There are a lot of things that can go wrong when it comes to birth, and shoulder dystocia is one of them. The screening tool helps doctors to identify the risk that women may experience this and come up with ways of ensuring that the baby and the mother`s lives are not at risk. See how well you understand the tool.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The PeriCALM Shoulder Screen is an antenatal tool developed to assess who is at risk for shoulder dystocia
    • A. 

      Without injury.

    • B. 

      Without tachysystole.

    • C. 

      With maternal 4th degree laceration.

    • D. 

      With persistent brachial plexus injury.

  • 2. 
    The PeriCALM Shoulder screen algorithm utilizes which of the following factor(s)?  Choose all that apply.
    • A. 

      Parity

    • B. 

      Fetal weight

    • C. 

      Gestational age

    • D. 

      Maternal weight/height (BMI)

  • 3. 
    Which threshold has been selected for your site to indicate a higher risk zone for shoulder dystocia with persistent brachial plexus injury?
    • A. 

      0.5

    • B. 

      0.4

    • C. 

      0.3

    • D. 

      0.2

  • 4. 
    The PeriCALM Shoulder Screen program will provide the estimated probabilities of both persistent and termporary shoulder dystocia with brachial plexus injury.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    It is recommended that the Shoulder Screen Risk Delivery Option Consent Form be utilized on patients with risk scores in what risk range? Choose all that apply.
    • A. 

      Low

    • B. 

      Intermediate

    • C. 

      High

  • 6. 
    Which category of patients, below, should be included in the pre-screen process at the 36th-37th week visit?
    • A. 

      Multiples (twins, triplets, etc.)

    • B. 

      Any patient with an anticipated vaginal delivery

    • C. 

      Planned cesarean sections

    • D. 

      Pre-term patients (less than 36 weeks gestation)

  • 7. 
    Electronic versions of the PeriCALM Shoulder Screen documents (pre-screen form, consent form, BMI charts) are accessible within the program.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements are TRUE about the Pre-Screen process?
    • A. 

      Performed after 36 weeks gestation

    • B. 

      If all questions have a NO answer, no further action is necessary – plan for vaginal delivery

    • C. 

      If one or more answers are YES, an estimated fetal weight (EFW) should be obtained

    • D. 

      Should be performed on patients planning a repeat cesarean section

  • 9. 
    Should shoulder dystocia occur at delivery, the PeriCALM Shoulder Screen program includes an Outcomes Page to document pre-delivery information, delivery actions and post-delivery outcomes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Individuals with an approved device and valid log-in credentials can access the PeriCALM Shoulder Screen program
    • A. 

      Only at the office.

    • B. 

      Only at the hospital.

    • C. 

      Only during business hours (8a - 5p Central).

    • D. 

      Anytime / anyplace with an internet connection.