ACOG Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics (ECO) Course

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics (ECO) Course

The purpose of this course is to train obstetrics healthcare providers to manage complex obstetric emergencies, using evidence-based didactics and hands-on simulation stations, that emphasize technical, teamwork, and communication skills for the following four clinical scenarios:

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  1. Shoulder Dystocia
  2. Postpartum Hemorrhage
  3. Umbilical Cord Prolapse
  4. Breech Vaginal Delivery
Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the protocols for common obstetric emergencies
  • Demonstrate correct technique and performance of key responsibilities during simulated obstetric emergencies
  • Practice teamwork and communication for simulated cases complicated by shoulder dystocia, postpartum hemorrhage, umbilical cord prolapse, and vaginal breech delivery.
  • Explain the importance of civility, and learn teaching techniques, in high-stress clinical situations
Target Audience

This course will emphasize inter-professional teamwork to drive safe patient care for University of Michigan faculty and staff. 

Schedule and Registration

The Course is offered in the University of Michigan’s new Clinical Simulation Center (2727 Medical Science Building II) from 8:30am until approximately 3pm. Currently there is one course scheduled for April 18, 2020.

Future Course Dates:
Saturday, April 18, 2020. For registration information, please contact Emily Rivkin.

Course Completion Requirements

CME and MOC Part IV will be given to participants.  In order to receive continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC) credit for this course, participants must:

  • Attend all didactic sessions
  • Successfully complete the simulation exercises, demonstrating correct performance for each emergency
  • Successfully complete the ECO Posttest

Reciprocity Cognate Credit: Any non-physician clinicians (RNs, PAs, etc.) who complete this course may take their certificate of completion, with the statement from the first page of the ECO Participant Manual (that states ACCME guidelines), to their accrediting institutions for reciprocity cognate credit.

For More Information
David Marzano, MD                                                                                                                                     
Course Director
Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA                                                                                                                             
Course Director
Emily Rivkin, MPH                                                                                                                                            
Project Manager                                                                                                                                             
Phone: 734-232-1832