Erb’s Palsy - Better care at birth costs less
10 January 2019
Erb’s Palsy is an injury caused when the baby’s shoulder becomes trapped behind the mother’s pelvic bone, resulting in a nerve damage in the baby’s neck. It can have a lifelong effect on the child, but the injury can be avoided.
Because of simulation training in difficult child birth scenarios, Southmead Hospital in Bristol managed to reduce and eventually eradicate Erb’s Palsy.
By investing in evidence based maternity safety training, injuries can be prevented, and it will increase the life chances and the wellbeing of new born babies and their families, as well as reduce costs.
You can watch the video here or visit Erb's Palsy Group and PROMPT Maternity for more information.