Medical Simulation is a highly useful tool in improving obstetric understanding, technical skills, teamwork and structured communication in obstetric emergency skill training. Obstetrics is concerned with the process of pregnancy to birth, through to the postpartum period. Obstetric simulations are valuable in instruction of delivery skills and emergency interventions aimed at lowering mortality rates during birth. Obstetric training scenarios include normal deliveries, common complications during delivery and obstetric emergencies:Evaluation of the Baby’s position and presentation; Diagnosis of complications; Interventions for shoulder dystocia and breech deliveries; Manual maneuvers like Ritgen or Leopold; Cesarean sections; Complete and incomplete placenta birth; Medical interventions before, during, and after the delivery; Pre- and post-natal care
Southern Biological provide high-quality obstetric simulators, birthing simulators and newborn manikins (to practice neonatal resuscitation) for a variety of scenarios. All medical staff involved in obstetrics (doctors, nurses and midwives) would find obstetric simulation highly rewarding; particularly with regards to teamwork training.