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Simulation – Obstetrics

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
12:30pm-4:45pm

Course Description
Course Fee
Learning Objectives
Course Schedule
Course Directors

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Course Description

This simulation course is designed for emergency physicians seeking a practical, hands-on course in the management of critical obstetric scenarios including the performance of invasive procedures. Training is available for emergency physicians of all levels to teach skills not received during emergency medicine training, or to refresh delivery skills and procedures that are rarely used but “high-risk” when encountered in the emergency department setting.

It will include didactic and intensive simulation training in four high-risk deliveries scenarios: breech, shoulder dystocia, nuchal cord delivery requiring resuscitation of both mother and fetus, and crash caesarean section. Junior physicians will have a hand at directing the management of simulated high risk obstetric scenarios. Senior physicians will be able to refresh their skills particularly in procedures and events that are infrequent in practice but high stakes when they are needed.

Faculty will guide participants through the stations and provide not only core instruction in indication, performance and management of complications, but also share their “tricks of the trade.”

Participants will receive hands-on instruction by experienced emergency medicine and obstetrics faculty. Task trainers and simulators will be used to recreate clinical vignettes. Critical actions will be reviewed and each participant will perform these simulated high-risk deliveries. A post-training summary will ensure understanding of steps necessary for successful high-risk deliveries.


Course Fee

On or before January 25, 2016

  • Obstetrics Simulation ONLY
    • $400 AAEM member
    • $500 Non-member
       
  • Obstetrics Simulation AND Pediatric Simulation
    • $700 AAEM member
    • $850 Non-member

January 26, 2016 and after

  • Obstetrics Simulation ONLY
    • $550 AAEM member
    • $650 Non-member
       
  • Obstetrics Simulation AND Pediatric Simulation
    • $800 AAEM member
    • $950 Non-member

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, each participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the different breech delivery positions and apply recommended techniques for a successful breech delivery.
  2. Identify when a delivery is complicated by shoulder dystocia and perform a successful shoulder dystocia delivery.
  3. Recognize a nuchal cord delivery with fetal distress and demonstrate an understanding of neonatal resuscitation and immediate maternal post-partum care.
  4. Review indications, necessary supplies and techniques for successful umbilical catheter insertion for neonatal resuscitation.
  5. Recognize indications for crash caesarean section delivery and review the technique.

Course Schedule

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
12:30pm-4:45pm

  12:30pm-12:45pm  

  Introduction to course, faculty, and participants

  12:45pm-1:30pm

  Scenario 1/Skills                                 

  1:35pm-2:20pm

  Scenario 2/Skills

  2:25pm-3:10pm 

  Scenario 3/Skills

  3:10pm-3:30pm

  Break                   

  3:30pm-4:15pm 

  Scenario 4/Skills

  4:15pm-4:45pm 
  

  Faculty Debrief:
  Critical decisions, procedural expertise, “tricks of trade”    

  4:45pm

  Transport to Planet Hollywood


Course Directors

Chandra D. Aubin, MD RDMS FAAEM
Associate Professor, Assistant Residency Director, Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Kevin Reed, MD FAAEM FACEP
Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, EMS Medical & Base Station Director, MedStar Harbor Hospital, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital & MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

 

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