Journal of Nursing Education

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OB Boot Camp: Maternity Simulators in Clinical Education

Lily Fountain, MS; Debra Spunt, MS

Abstract

OB Boot Camp: Maternity Simulators in Clinical Education

Clinical simulation models have been shown to be an effective nursing education technology (Johnson, Zerwic, & theis, 1999). This technology has undergone recent innovations in the area of birthing simulation. Maternity simulators are life-like manikins that can represent maternity clients for nursing and medical students. Simulators can vary from simple partial body models to full-body electronic simulators with fetal heartbeats and mechanical mechanisms to propel a manikin fetus through the pelvis. These simulators perform the cardinal movements of labor and birth, and the neonatal models can simulate the transition of the newborn to extra-uterine life. Some models can be attached to a computer so students can practice live-action fetal heartbeat and labor scenarios. [more...]

Abstract

OB Boot Camp: Maternity Simulators in Clinical Education

Clinical simulation models have been shown to be an effective nursing education technology (Johnson, Zerwic, & theis, 1999). This technology has undergone recent innovations in the area of birthing simulation. Maternity simulators are life-like manikins that can represent maternity clients for nursing and medical students. Simulators can vary from simple partial body models to full-body electronic simulators with fetal heartbeats and mechanical mechanisms to propel a manikin fetus through the pelvis. These simulators perform the cardinal movements of labor and birth, and the neonatal models can simulate the transition of the newborn to extra-uterine life. Some models can be attached to a computer so students can practice live-action fetal heartbeat and labor scenarios. [more...]

OB Boot Camp: Maternity Simulators in Clinical Education

Clinical simulation models have been shown to be an effective nursing education technology (Johnson, Zerwic, & theis, 1999). This technology has undergone recent innovations in the area of birthing simulation. Maternity simulators are life-like manikins that can represent maternity clients for nursing and medical students. Simulators can vary from simple partial body models to full-body electronic simulators with fetal heartbeats and mechanical mechanisms to propel a manikin fetus through the pelvis. These simulators perform the cardinal movements of labor and birth, and the neonatal models can simulate the transition of the newborn to extra-uterine life. Some models can be attached to a computer so students can practice live-action fetal heartbeat and labor scenarios. [more...]

10.3928/01484834-20060701-09

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