MIAMI, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In 2013, 289,000 women and nearly two million babies died during childbirth, according to a report published by the United Nations Population Fund. Simulation training to manage childbirth complications can help to save lives, and from June 11-15, Gaumard® Scientific‘s realistic simulators for training nurses to handle those complications will be on display in Booth 1021 at the 2016 AWHONN annual meeting at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
Attendees will be able to practice life-like scenarios, such as shoulder dystocia, placenta previa, nuchal cord, umbilical cord prolapse, breech delivery and postpartum hemorrhage on Victoria®, the most realistic, fully tetherless and wireless maternal/fetal simulator for use in actual point of care training. Obstetric Nurses can set up and operate real equipment, interpret critical information and follow protocols just as they would in real clinical situations using real TOCO, fetal heart rate, and NIBP monitors, plus real pulse oximetry, and EKG.
The most prevalent cause of maternal death during childbirth is post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) and Victoria can be programmed by instructors for a wide range of PPH scenarios. Victoria’s vital signs deteriorate over time in response to the selected blood loss, and she can automatically simulate physiological changes in response, including changes in heart rate and blood pressure. A balloon tamponade device can be inserted and inflated to alleviate the bleeding, thus allowing obstetric nurses to be prepared for PPH emergencies.
In addition, attendees will be able to see how Tory™, the most sophisticated neonatal simulator available, integrates seamlessly with Victoria via a wireless link, allowing healthcare providers first to tend to labor and delivery and then to stabilize or treat the newborn. Neonatal nurses can even obtain APGAR scores on Tory.