Faculty and Resident Simulations
Both residents and OB/GYN staff are run through a series of simulations
that challenge procedural skills as well as their individual knowledge and
ability to work as a team. This is achieved using high fidelity full body
mannequins as well as realistic partial task trainers. Specific simulation
stations include, but are not limited to blood loss estimate,
pre-eclampsia, post partum hemorrhage, vacuum birthing techniques, and
shoulder dystocia. One on one feedback is provided to residents and staff
after each simulation station.
Medical Student Orientation
OB/GYN staff provide rotating med students with a unique orientation to the
specialty that utilizes a combination of lecture based material as well as
full body simulation and partial task trainers. Pelvic exams are performed
on volunteers, and each student receives feedback from the patient as well
as the instructor. This orientation provides the groundwork necessary for
each student, allowing a positive and productive experience during their
Medical Student Simulations
By utilizing current technology in full body simulation, the medical
students are able to perform a full assessment and come up with a treatment
plan for commonly seen OB/GYN diagnoses. Each student is run through a
series of pre-written scenarios designed to challenge not only their
knowledge base, but to assess their ability to communicate with the patient
as well as with other members of the medical team.
Resident as Teacher
Residents are videotaped providing a lecture and teaching session to their
peers. Utilizing this video, experienced OB/GYN staff provide each resident
feedback that encourages improvement in lecture and teaching technique.
OB/GYN nurses are guided through a series of simulations designed to teach
and assess core competencies needed in daily practice. Simulation stations
include blood loss estimate, shoulder dystocia, patient comfort and
positioning, and OB specific cardiac arrest.