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Simulation-based training for obstetric emergencies, such as cardiac arrest during delivery, can improve team communication and interaction as well as the knowledge and confidence of individual learners.
Simulation training can facilitate a well-coordinated rapid response during critical moments for mother and baby.
In 2011, physician educators from Portugal, the United States, and the United Kingdom reviewed simulation-based maternity training programs in their countries to find common threads among those that remained successful over the years. Their review, “Sustaining simulation training programmes – experience from maternity care” was published in BJOG, an international journal of obstetrics and gynecology.
Prof. Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, Dr. Shad Deering and Dr. Dimitrios Siassakos discovered that sustainable maternal simulation programs all possessed the following six key elements:
To learn more, read the full maternity care simulation study.
Practice obstetrical emergencies with the CAE Lucina childbirth simulator.
Ayres-de-Campos, D., Deering, S. and Siassakos, D. Sustaining simulation training programmes – experience from maternity care. BJOG 2011;118 (Suppl. 3) 22–26.