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Teaching surgical skills in obstetrics using a cesarean section simulator - bringing simulation to life.

Vellanki VS, Gillellamudi SB - Adv Med Educ Pract (2010)

Bottom Line: Incorporating a simulation model into training provides a safe, low-stress environment in which students can gain skills and receive feedback.The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of obstetrics simulator training for medical students doing their internship.All 12 students reported this as an excellent experience.

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Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sreepuram, Narketpally, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: Cesarean section is the most common surgery performed in obstetrics. Incorporating a simulation model into training provides a safe, low-stress environment in which students can gain skills and receive feedback. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of obstetrics simulator training for medical students doing their internship.

Methods: Twenty-five students posted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology received a formal lecture on cesarean section and demonstration of the procedure on a mannequin in the first week of their internship, The study group (n = 12) practiced their skills on an obstetrics simulator under the direct supervision of a faculty member. The control group received no simulator-based training (n = 13) or further instruction. All students were asked to complete a prevalidated questionnaire to assess their level of confidence in performing the procedure after the educational session.

Results: Compared with their peers in the study, students in the simulator group were significantly more likely to define the steps of cesarean section (91% vs 61.5%), and were comfortable in assisting cesarean section (100% vs 46.15%) as they were able to identify the layers of abdomen opened during cesarean section. All 12 students reported this as an excellent experience.

Conclusion: We were able to construct an inexpensive cesarean section trainer that facilitates instruction in cesarean section technique in a low-stress environment.

No MeSH data available.


The layers of abdomen and dummy fetus being delivered during the procedure.
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Mentions: A cesarean section model was made of the various layers of abdomen, uterus and amniotic cavity, and dummy fetus, using fabric available from craft stores (Figures 1 and 2). Approval was obtained from the college research committee. Twenty-five students posted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology received a formal lecture on cesarean section and demonstration of the procedure on the mannequin in the first week of their internship. This sample size was selected as students are posted in the department in batches of 12 to 13. The simulator study group (n = 12) practiced their skills on an obstetrics simulator under the direct supervision of a faculty member. The control group received no simulator-based training (n = 13) or further formal instruction.


Teaching surgical skills in obstetrics using a cesarean section simulator - bringing simulation to life.

Vellanki VS, Gillellamudi SB - Adv Med Educ Pract (2010)

The layers of abdomen and dummy fetus being delivered during the procedure.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f1-amep-1-085: The layers of abdomen and dummy fetus being delivered during the procedure.
Mentions: A cesarean section model was made of the various layers of abdomen, uterus and amniotic cavity, and dummy fetus, using fabric available from craft stores (Figures 1 and 2). Approval was obtained from the college research committee. Twenty-five students posted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology received a formal lecture on cesarean section and demonstration of the procedure on the mannequin in the first week of their internship. This sample size was selected as students are posted in the department in batches of 12 to 13. The simulator study group (n = 12) practiced their skills on an obstetrics simulator under the direct supervision of a faculty member. The control group received no simulator-based training (n = 13) or further formal instruction.

Bottom Line: Incorporating a simulation model into training provides a safe, low-stress environment in which students can gain skills and receive feedback.The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of obstetrics simulator training for medical students doing their internship.All 12 students reported this as an excellent experience.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sreepuram, Narketpally, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: Cesarean section is the most common surgery performed in obstetrics. Incorporating a simulation model into training provides a safe, low-stress environment in which students can gain skills and receive feedback. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of obstetrics simulator training for medical students doing their internship.

Methods: Twenty-five students posted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology received a formal lecture on cesarean section and demonstration of the procedure on a mannequin in the first week of their internship, The study group (n = 12) practiced their skills on an obstetrics simulator under the direct supervision of a faculty member. The control group received no simulator-based training (n = 13) or further instruction. All students were asked to complete a prevalidated questionnaire to assess their level of confidence in performing the procedure after the educational session.

Results: Compared with their peers in the study, students in the simulator group were significantly more likely to define the steps of cesarean section (91% vs 61.5%), and were comfortable in assisting cesarean section (100% vs 46.15%) as they were able to identify the layers of abdomen opened during cesarean section. All 12 students reported this as an excellent experience.

Conclusion: We were able to construct an inexpensive cesarean section trainer that facilitates instruction in cesarean section technique in a low-stress environment.

No MeSH data available.