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Simulation training program for vacuum application to improve technical skills in vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery

Authors
  • Mannella, Paolo1
  • Giordano, Mario1
  • Guevara, Maria Magdalena Montt1
  • Giannini, Andrea1
  • Russo, Eleonora1
  • Pancetti, Federica1
  • Caretto, Marta1
  • Simoncini, Tommaso1
  • 1 University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, Pisa, 56126, Italy , Pisa (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Apr 28, 2021
Volume
21
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s12884-021-03829-y
Source
Springer Nature
License
Green

Abstract

Objectiveevaluation of technical skills of the operators during the obstetrical device application for operative vaginal delivery, named kiwi-cup in a simulation training program.MethodsThirty-five residents in obstetrics and gynecology of the University of Pisa, Italy were recruited and evaluated with an assessment scale on technical skills from 0 to 55 points. They performed various operative vaginal delivery simulations with kiwi-cup and were evaluated at time 0 by a tutor. After 8 weeks, simulation training was repeated and trainees were re-evaluated by the same tutor.Resultsafter 8 weeks from the first simulation session, trainees have been shown to increase technical skills (46.27 ± 4.6 with p-value < 0.0001), the successful application rate (85.71% with p-value 0.0161).) and to reduce the time to complete the procedure (86.2 ± 29.9 s with p-value < 0.0001).Conclusionsimulation training on operational vaginal delivery significantly increases technical skills, improves successful rate, and reduces the time taken to complete the procedure.Clinical trial registrationNot applicable.

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