A Simulation Program for Obstetrical Emergencies -Implementing a Standardized Learning Model for Emergency Situations in Obstetrics - Abstract
Background: In 2017, around 810 women died every day worldwide from obstetric complications. To prevent newborns growing up without their biological mother it is necessary to improve the perinatal medical assistance of mother and child. Therefore, we implemented a standardized learning model for obstetric emergencies using a simulation program. Methods: The simulation program was composed as a theoretical and a practical part, which was performed in an interdisciplinary fashion. The participants were asked to answer 14 questions, covering the topics of the course, 2 weeks before and 3 months after their participation, so that the learning effect of the simulation program was reflected. Results: The possible answers of the survey were: none or false, incomplete and correct answer. The number of none or false answers decreased significantly (p< 0,001) by 30.2%. The number of incomplete answers decreased significantly (p< 0.001) by 27.3%. The number of correct answers increased significantly (p< 0.001) by 57.6%. The total number of false, none or incomplete given answers decreased significantly (p< 0.001) by 57,6%. The quality of all given answers three months after the course was significantly higher in all participants, compared answers prior to the course. Conclusions: Following German S1-guideline, we could show, that our simulation program for obstetrical emergencies significantly improves participants knowledge for at least 3 months.