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Simulation Modalities for Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Erin Higgins
  • Tamika C. Auguste
Chapter
Part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation book series (CHS)

Abstract

Various simulation modalities exist for healthcare training, many of which can be applied to the field of obstetrics and gynecology. From low-fidelity box trainers to highly sophisticated mannequins and robotic trainers, learners can benefit from a wide range of teaching approaches, and these modalities can be used at all levels of training. Combining certain trainers into a hybrid model allows instructors to utilize the most beneficial aspects of distinct modalities to provide a better teaching environment. Despite the successes in decreasing medical errors and improving teamwork and communication, simulation remains difficult to implement on a global scale due to barriers including cost and protected time for learners and instructors.

Keywords

Simulator – a generic term that refers to a physical object, device, situation, or environment where a task or series of tasks can be realistically or dynamically represented Low-fidelity simulator – a simplistic training model that is used for practicing motor skills and tasks High-fidelity simulator – a life-like trainer that allows motor skill enhancement in a real-world environment Part-task trainer – a simulator that replicates a body part or internal organ Model-driven simulator – a full-size mannequin that resembles a human being and can respond physiologically to medical interventions Virtual reality simulator – a computer-based simulator with a handpiece designed to recreate a 3D, real-world environment Haptic simulator – an augmented virtual reality simulator that facilitates various sensory and tactile aspects of real-world experience 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erin Higgins
    • 1
  • Tamika C. Auguste
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MedStar Washington Hospital CenterWashington, DCUSA

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