“Trial and error” is not an option for those in the medical profession. They must make no errors from the outset to the greatest extent possible. There is a very high level of responsibility in obstetrics in particular. For pregnancy and birth, the professionals must be one hundred percent competent to ensure the patient feels safe and so that they can react to her appropriately from a psychological perspective. Midwives and doctors should ideally continually train in obstetrics/midwifery to be able to achieve this.
Modern obstetrics/midwifery training
The entire clinical process of a birth from patient history, via diagnosis and intervention can be shown with the SIMone™ birth simulator and practiced. Thanks to its patented technology, the simulator offers real-life training of vaginal childbirth, with anatomical structures and a very natural haptic experience. SIMone™ Birthing Simulator represents a lower female abdomen with vulva and ischial spine as well as a fetal head with sagittal suture and fontanelle. Selectable scenarios show different complex birth processes, medical complications and emergencies. On the sensitive screen via the birth model, the exact position and rotation of a fetal head can be determined in the mother’s pelvis.
It’s a boy! Successful delivery at MEDICA 2016 with 3B Scientific® P90 Birthing Simulator PRO
Manual obstetrics/midwifery and Caesarian section
All those involved in the birth want to avoid complications. To be prepared for that and to take control of emergency situations, the 3B Birthing Simulator P90 Pro was developed. All manual obstetrics/midwifery techniques – such as manual manipulation of all fetal positions with hand movements such as Leopold and Ritgen – can be practiced. Caesarian section births and complete and incomplete afterbirth expulsions can be practiced on the simulator. The trainer can introduce the simulator so that the fetus doll adopts abnormal positions; the trainee can determine the fetal position and presentation by palpating, manipulate it in utero and practice dealing with difficult cases from shoulder dystocia via breech birth through to an umbilical cord prolapse.
Recognizing the stages of birth
The prenatal cervical examination helps the doctor to determine the stage of the birth the patient is in: the contractions open up the cervix more and more until it reaches a diameter of approximately ten centimeters. The 3B Scientific® Birthing Stages Trainer offers true-to-life shaped inserts that simulate the various stages of the opening of the neck of the womb. Trainees can practice palpation and diagnosing the stage of the birth on a total of six different inserts from “closed” up to “10 cm dilated”. The inserts can be used in combination with the P90 birth simulator.
Perineal birth injuries
Taking professional care of birth injuries is essential for the patient. In the event of birth complications, it may be necessary to carry out a Caesarian section or an episiotomy during the birth. With the Episiotomy and Suture Trainer by 3B Scientific, doctors can practice suturing the perineum correctly. The perineal muscle structures can be palpated. Using the latest suturing techniques, vaginal and labial tears can also be repaired. The doctor can suture muscle and skin layers separately, and it is possible to re-suture a tear using the simulator.
Dexterity in spinal and epidural anesthesia
To carry out spinal anesthesia, the doctor inserts a thin needle into the spinal canal, and for epidural anesthesia, a catheter is inserted using a thicker needle near the spinal canal. For both methods of anesthesia, a high level of skill is required to find the correct insertion point. For epidural anesthesia, the needle must also be inserted at the correct angle. To do the procedure correctly, trainee doctors can practice both anesthesia procedures with the Epidural and Spinal Injection Trainer by 3B Scientific. With high-quality materials, if offers true-to-life haptic feedback. The model of the spinal canal is realistically filled with spinal fluid which flows out at a natural speed. Trainees can practice carrying out spinal and epidural anesthesia safely and realistically with the simulator to stop birth pains.